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Why did my doctor prescribe patching?

December 1, 2017

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a condition that occurs when one eye develops good vision while the other does not. The eye with poorer vision is called “amblyopic”. Usually, only one eye is affected by amblyopia. The condition is common, affecting approximately 2 or 3 out of every 100 people. The best time […]

Why do we patch the “strong” eye?

December 2, 2017

A child must use the “weak eye” for vision to develop in that eye. Patching the better seeing eye to force the brain to use the amblyopic eye. The weaker eye must be forced to stimulate the visual cortex of the brain if vision is to develop. If amblyopia is not diagnosed and treated in […]

How long do we have to patch?

December 3, 2017

Patching is continued until the best possible vision is obtained. This may take from a few weeks to several months to achieve, depending on the severity of the amblyopia, and compliance with the therapy. The child’s progress is periodically monitored by the pediatric ophthalmologist. Even after vision has developed in the amblyopic eye, part time […]

My child does not like to wear the patch, what can I do?

December 4, 2017

Your pediatric ophthalmologist can give you instructions on how to treat amblyopia, but it is up to you and your child to carry out this treatment. Children do not like to have their eyes patched, especially if they have been depending on the better seeing eye to “do all the work”. As a parent, you […]