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My Grade 4 child had Amblyopia/Lazy eye.

When we first met Miss C, she was only booked in for a routine eye examination simply because her brother was having an eye test. No one suspected that she might have an eye problem. Much to both mum’s, mine and Miss C’s surprise, her right eye was totally blurred....

Childhood Blindness

Childhood Blindness The eye is the mechanism required to relay visual images to the brain for us to see. It requires that all components including iris, cornea, lens, retina work in a coordinated fashion to promote clear vision. A malfunctioning of any of these parts can cause...

Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome

        Marcus Gunn first described the syndrome in 1883. Marcus Gunn phenomenon or ‘jaw’ winking phenomenon’ is seen in 4 to 6% of congenital ptosis patients It is believed that the nerves have strayed so the motor division of the trigeminal nerve is...

Eye care for Autism and special needs

Once upon a time this little girl got standard glasses from an ordinary optometry clinic that didn’t cater for children with special needs or autism. She never wore them.  Autism raises a persons awareness to their world in a way we can’t imagine.  Many children...

Amblyopia – The Lazy Eye

Amblyopia or lazy eye, is when one eye does not see as well as the other. Some causes could be due to: – Uneven refraction (spectacles required) – Strabismus (turned eye) – Uncorrected astigmatism The brain will choose to ignore the blurred image from this ...