How is amblyopia diagnosed and what are the treatments?
Often it’s the case that a child is picked up at school or at an optician and found to have bad vision in one eye compared to the other.
Previously it was thought that at the age of six, that was the end of treatment and no child could have further treatment after that age.
But a lot of research from the States has showed that we actually can treat over the age of six. I actually treat teenagers. And children that I’ve treated have been in newspapers, for example the Daily Mail. So I have patients from all over the country who come and see me, because they want their older child to be treated. And we generally have very good results.
More about Ashwin Reddy
Mr Ashwin Reddy is a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Clinica London. His special expertise is in treating children’s eyes with squint and amblyopia, including retinal problems, congenital watering eyes, drooping eyelid and concern re visual development. He has over 11 years of experience in treating children with eye problems, and has published extensively in ophthalmic journals about treating children’s eye conditions. He also teaches medical students at Queen Mary College, London University. At Clinica London he is responsible for children’s eyes.