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Healthy vision
What an ill eye sees
Vision disorders
Lazy eye

Lazy eye

Lazy eye or amblyopia is a vision disorder where a person loses visual acuity and spatial vision ability. The brain switches off the processing of signals from the weaker eye. As a result, the disorder often leads to crossed eyes.

What’s the problem?

Lazy eye

Lazy eye occurs mainly in childhood, when the development of the place of sharpest vision (macula) takes place. The affected eye usually has no signs of damage, but the optical path which carries visual impulses to the brain is not sufficiently developed.
The eyes try to compensate for this situation by focusing at close range (accommodation), which also leads to crossed eyes. In order for the brain to prevent double vision, it switches off the information coming from one (usually the worse) eye.
People also lose their spatial vision and see the world as a 2D image.

Lazy eye

Treatment for lazy eye

Occluder and conventional exercises

The golden standard for the treatment of lazy eye is the application of a patch (so-called occluder) on the dominant eye with the aim of strengthening the weaker one and thus train the visual centres in the brain. With this form of treatment, so-called conventional visual exercises have a supportive function.

Exercises are aimed at patients who have a problem with coordination in both eyes, in particular when reading and subsequent related eye tiredness.

The aim of the exercises is to practise using the muscles responsible for eye movement: closing and opening eyes, which form the basis for binocular cooperation and complex spatial vision. This treatment method which combines the use of an occluder and conventional exercises, however, is only effective in young children.

  • treatment takes place as a series of exercises under the supervision of a visual therapist in our own premises
  • one exercise session lasts approximately 45 minutes
  • once the treatment is completed, an improvement in the sensory capacities of the patient’s eyes can be expected. In many patients, problems of asthenopia linked to eye strain are thus resolved, and vision becomes clearer, particular in cases of lazy eye
Oculus Rift and virtual reality

This is the most fun existing treatment therapy for eye diseases. For adults, it brings new hope if treatment has not yet been carried out. For children, this treatment is fun. The principle of the treatment is based on playing a computer game specially developed for treating lazy eye .

If you have your own virtual reality glasses (e.g. Samsung gear VR), thanks to a special mobile app, you can also exercise your sight at home, while our doctor follows your progress via a cloud interface.

  • the patient takes on various roles in the game which force him/her to take note of the space, thus practising spatial vision
  • the principle of the treatment is that the special screens of the glasses show a different picture for each eye
  • we have been working with a virtual reality treatment method since 2015 and achieve good results not only with children, but also with adults who have been told until now that there is no chance of curing their lazy eye
  • we have the best experience with the treatment method of combined exercises which includes exercises with special glasses and conventional exercises

Our team for
treating lazy eye

Our experience staff will look after your eyes as if they were their own.

  • MUDr. Juraj Halička, PhD.
    MUDr. Juraj Halička, PhD.
  • Erik Sahatqtia
    Erik Sahatqtia
  • MUDr. Monika Fedorová
    MUDr. Monika Fedorová
  • MUDr. Karolína Kapitánová
    MUDr. Karolína Kapitánová

    Equipment and instruments

    • CIRRUS HD-OCT ZEISS
      Cirrus HD coherent tomograph

      Cirrus HD coherent tomograph

      CIRRUS HD-OCT ZEISS

      At the UVEA Mediklinik, we have the Cirrus coherent tomograph which is one of the most modern, highly useful examination and imaging device aimed at the detailed examination of posterior and anterior eye structures such as the retina, optic nerve and cornea. We use it for rapid and simple diagnostics before most eye procedures. Thanks to its perfect optics, the Cirrus HD-OCT also offers our doctors highly professional analyses and graphical imaging of the results obtained. As a result, doctors can monitor the development of a wide range of eye diseases.

    • Oculus Rift
      Oculus Rift

      Oculus Rift

      OculusRift

      These are virtual reality glasses which in combination with software for treating amblyopia provide hope for improved vision for patients suffering from lazy eye, even at a more advanced age.

      The glasses contain an OLED screen divided into 2 halves, with a lens in front of each one; each half shows a slightly differently shifted image.

      During the game, the eye suffering from amblyopia is particularly involved in watching, and the patient also uses to learn both eyes together.

      Compared to occluder therapy, it is a marked shift in binocular vision, when the patient uses both eyes together. The resulting perceived image thus appears in three dimensions.

    • SCHWIND SIRIUS
      Sirius topograph

      Sirius topograph

      SCHWIND SIRIUS

      This offers a perfect combined solution for refractive and therapeutic cornea surgery. This highly precise diagnostic device, which works on the principle of a rotating Scheimpflug camera and Placido disks, is used in many corneal pathologies.

      Is surgery right for you?

      To help you find your way around, we have prepared a brief overview of surgeries available for different types of refractory disorders or diseases. Find out which type of surgery is best for you.

      Price list

      TREATMENT FOR LAZY EYEVŠZPDÔVERAUNION
      COMPLETE EXAMINATION FOR TREATMENT OF LAZY EYE40€40€40€
      CONVENTIONAL EXERCISES
      2x MONTHLY EXERCISES IN THE CLINIC
      60€/month60€/month60€/month
      160€/month160€/month160€/month
      VIRTUAL REALITY TREATMENT IN THE CLINIC
      10X MONTHLY EXERCISES IN THE CLINIC
      240€/month240€/month240€/month
      630€/month630€/month630€/month
      HOME-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY TREATMENT
      INTRODUCTORY CYCLE
      240€/month240€/month240€/month
      HOME-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY TREATMENT
      SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT
      240€/month240€/month240€/month
      580€/month580€/month580€/month
      The price can be paid in 3 instalments.

      To help you find your way around, we have prepared a brief overview of surgeries available for different types of refractory disorders or diseases. Find out which type of surgery is best for you.

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