There is many potential causes of amblyopia ; it can be organic (caused by eye injury) or functional (caused by strabismus or high difference in visual acuity between the two eyes).
Today, 2-3% of the world population suffers from amblyopia. More information on wikipedia.
The latest researches on amblyopia in adults
These last years, numerous clinical and scientific studies have been published on the subject. These studies have demonstrated improvements in spatial vision and visual acuity through exercises that require “collaboration” in both eyes. Positive results were observed in the majority of patients with functional amblyopia, all adults over 20 years.
These exercises consist in displaying a distinct image to each eye, one hour a day for five weeks, in the form of video games. The combination of the two images permits to play; this way, the game activates the reception by the brain of the amblyopic eye signal.
The main benefits after these clinical studies include:
- visual acuity,
- perception of space,
- the decrease in the “suppression” of the vision of the amblyopic eye
The dichoptic training
- your smartphone or tablet,
- some 3D glasses (anaglyph glasses)
- the duovision app for smartphone or tablet.