This disorder is likely to be experienced by children born prematurely or who have developmental delays.
Lazy eye symptoms include eye appears to have declined, reduced visual acuity, and the eyes appear not to function properly.
An estimated 6 percent of preschool children have a lazy eye or conditions that increase the risk. Conditions other eye disorders are the eyes squint and the eyes were not focusing properly.
Recognizing eye disorders in children aged less than 5 years is very important, because any abnormality can still be corrected because the child's brain is still developing.
Children should be brought to an ophthalmologist at age 3-5 years to detect the presence or absence of lazy eye. If ambylopia not handled at the age of 6-10 years, children can be permanently damaged vision.