Adjust font size:
        

Site Search

The Hunger Project Bolen Report
Ohm Society
Untitled
Anisometropia Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Anisometropia means that the two eyes have an unequal refractive power. One eye may be myopic (nearsighted) and the other hyperopic (farsighted). Anisometropia is a serious concern in newborns and young children because it can lead to amblyopia (impaired vision in one eye). With a major degree of anisometropia, the brain is not able to reconcile the difference in images coming from the two eyes. It develops a preference for the image coming from one eye and suppresses the image from the other eye and, in time, the brain loses the ability to "see" the image from that eye. Therefore, anisometropia must be dealt with early in life.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

health healing information, physician medical library medical informaion, health, healing, advertising
(118 words)