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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Amblyopia: A Unique Way of Seeing the World

Amblyopia, commonly referred to as “lazy eye” is an ocular disorder that affects the development of the visual processing center of brain. Transmission of a visual image from the eye to the brain is impaired, decreasing the clarity of an image seen by an amblyopic individual. The ability of the eyes to work together is affected, and the impact on one’s quality of life can be tremendous. Symptoms of this malady typically present in early childhood, although severe physical trauma can induce similar symptoms as well. This poster presentation will address various types of amblyopia, specific causes for the disconnect between visual imaging and messages sent to the brain, and modern interventions that enhance the quality of life for the millions of individuals suffering from this life altering diagnosis.

Presenter: Kimberly Hucks (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Biological Sciences
Location: 127 Hartwell
Time: 1:30 pm (Session III)