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#FridayFact Our researchers are refining eye test charts so that they are much more effective in detecting amblyopia (lazy eye) as early as possible. The earlier we accurately detect lazy eye, the more effective treatment can be. Catching it while a child’s brain is still developing (the sooner the better, but well before the age of eight) so that we can retrain the brain to use information from both eyes. Dr Sarah Waugh is a Reader in Vision Science and Research Coordinator at our Faculty of Science and Technology. “A clinician by background, I am always looking at how the research I do can be directly applied to optometry, and particularly to the treatment of amblyopia, or lazy eye.” Read more about Sarah and her quest to better understand normal vision; why and how it goes wrong as well as her motivation to optimise visual outcomes in children if we detect conditions early.
How can we improve the treatment of amblyopia or 'lazy eye'? - Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Sarah Waugh discusses her research on amblyopia, or 'lazy eye' and treatments for improving diagnosis