Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Ambylopia or lazy eye results in defective vision during childhood without any obvious injury or disease to the eyeball. Ambylopia may be temporary or permanent. There are three main causes of ambylopia: physical occlusion by conditions such as a cataract or drooping eyelid; high or unequal refractive errors and strabismus.
Strabismus or crossed eyes is an abnormal turning of the eye inward or outward. During this condition the brain will ignore the vision from the weaker eye, possibly leading to blindness in that eye. It is important that all children starting at age three have their vision evaluated to make sure they are not at risk for developing ambylopia. If detected in early childhood, it is treatable.
At the beautifully appointed, soothing offices of Rochester Eye Care, all patients are treated as if they were dear family members. This approach helps reduce anxiety of Dr. Weingarten's LASIK and cataract surgery Detroit patients, which in turn leads to better treatment results. In addition to surgical procedures, Dr. Weingarten offers a full range of general eye care treatments, including glaucoma therapy and presbyopia evaluation and treatment. At his offices both adults and children can also receive comprehensive eye exams.