Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lazy Eye Surgery in Adults

Amplyopia is a condition that can start at birth with the eyes losing vision in one eye. The lazy eye is a complicated condition of the eyes and brain that makes normal eyesight a problem. This is called amplyopia and it affects the way the eyes align. The eyes appear to point inward or out. The eyes are not able to focusing correctly on images. This condition can cause double vision, vision in only one eye, and gradual loss of depth perception. The eyes can also have a different prescription when it comes to eyesight.

The lazy eye syndrome can fall into three types of problems that keep vision from being normal. There are the droopy eyelids or cataracts in children. Treatment can vary depending on the severity.

The eyes not working together in unison is a form of amplyopia called strabismus. Strabismus can be caused by diabetes, a head or eye injury, and a stroke.

Another condition of the eyes not aligning properly is a result of the brain choosing one side of a person’s vision over the other. At some point the inside of the eye weakens and the brain will no longer use it anymore.

As people age the signs of lazy eye may not be noticeable at first. However as time goes on the signs do start to become apparent. The vision becomes a problem as the eyes become misaligned. The eyes at this point are no longer looking in the same direction.

It becomes apparent that this condition needs to be corrected. Glasses nor contacts can’t fully correct this condition. The procedure to correct this would be lazy eye surgery in adults. This procedure is thought of as a viable option to correct this condition. However having said this the eye muscle surgery straightens the eyes, but only for cosmetic purposes. The vision does not return to normal in the bad eye.

An option for the condition is refractive surgery. Lasik or cataract surgery have been used to correct lazy eye. Doctors believe this to be a viable option when it comes to aligning the eyes.

The surgery is given to adults for other reasons also. Reasons that can affect a person life in many ways. These are problems that can affect a person’s quality of life. Having this corrective surgery can improve the way a person feels about themselves. It gives them confidence when dealing with social situations.

Fellowships open for 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Disaster Reporting in October

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) will hold the 17th Graciano Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop from October 13 to 19 at the UP College of Mass Communication, Diliman, Quezon City.

Fellowship slots are available for this workshop. Applications are open to full-time print, broadcast and online journalists, as well as selected journalism educators and students.

This year’s workshop will focus on “Media and Disasters: Reporting for Accountability.”

Resource persons from the academe, government and non-government organizations will speak on issues like disaster reporting, disaster-related laws, ethics and investigative reporting.

Since its first workshop in 1985, the Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop has trained hundreds of community journalists. Among the past fellows are Froilan Gallardo, Frank Cimatu, Ilang-ilang Quijano, Jo Clemente, Diosa Labiste, Danny Calleja, Flor Abanto and Maurice Malanes.

Applicants should be currently engaged in the journalism profession with at least two years’ working experience. They should also be below 45 years old. They must submit an application letter; resume; two published/broadcast news reports; a story plan for an investigative report on a disaster; and an endorsement from their editor, local press club president or a Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop alumnus.

Limited slots may be given to senior journalism students. Student applicants are required to submit an application letter, resume, sample works and an endorsement from their professor, department chair or dean.

The fellowship will cover board and lodging. Participants will be billeted inside the UP Diliman campus.

Interested journalists, journalism educators and students may send their application papers to The Project Director, 17th Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Workshop on Disaster Reporting, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The deadline for applications is on September 13.

For more details, please call the Office of Extension and External Relations (OEER) at 920-6864 or 981-8500 local 2668 or email at