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For strabismus, do you need to close or open the patched eye?

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Dr. Anita Breckenridge
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Patching: The patched eye should remain open under the patch. The patched eye should always be the stronger or preferred eye.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Usually easier to: Close the patched eye if taping on eyepads--will avoid abrasions. The goal of patching is to block incoming light into the eye, so if using an eye shield without a pad, eye doesn't have to be truly patched closed underneath.

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