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Webinar: Lazy Eye or Lazy Brain
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One hour 'live webinar on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 9:00 pm Eastern time to 10:00 pm Eastern Time. This is the only time this webinar will be presented.

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When: Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Where: Online
Presenter: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD
Contact: Barbara McCalley
937-725-0181


Online registration is available until: 12/7/2017
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Time:  9:00 pm EDT - 10:00 pm EDT

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lazy Eye or Lazy Brain
Andrew Doan, MD, PhD.

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is an eye disorder characterized by impaired vision in an eye that otherwise appears normal or it can be marked by vision that does not correlate to structural abnormalities of the ‘lazy eye.   In amblyopia, visual stimulation either fails to transmit or is poorly transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain for a continuous period of time. It can also occur when the brain "turns off" the visual processing of one eye to prevent double-vision, for example in strabismus (crossed-eyes). Detecting the condition in early childhood increases the chance of successful treatment, especially if detected before the age of five. Amblyopia is a developmental problem in the brain, not an intrinsic, organic neurological problem in the eyeball (although organic problems can lead to amblyopia which can continue to exist after the organic problem has resolved by medical intervention). The part of the brain receiving images from the affected eye is not stimulated properly and does not develop to its full visual potential. At the conclusion of the course, the attendee will be able to elaborate on the inter-relationship between the eyes and the brain as well as the development of the visual pathways. Participants will also be able to list the types of amblyopia.

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