A 33-year-old member asked:
Until what age can one wear a patch for my lazy eye?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeieranswered
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Lazy Eye: An eye muscle weakness resulting in an eye that turns inward or outward is known as lazy eye. Patching the stronger eye will cause the weaker eye muscles to work harder. Usually an ophthalmologist will want to see at least 6-12 weeks of diligent patching before considering more invasive treatment such as surgery to correct the weak eye muscle.
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Dr. Harold Peltananswered
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Try it: At age 33, chances of success are less, but patching your stronger eye will not hurt anything. It used to be thought that amblyopia (lazy eye) could be corrected by patching until age 7. There have been many successes at later ages, but it becomes more difficult. If the lazy eye is deviated, crossing in or out, it will be good to try to strengthen it before surgical options are considered.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?
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Dr. Mark Diamondanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Depends: This is a question for your pediatric opthamologist. The answer varies depending upon the severity and response to therapy.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to wear only one contact lens if I have a lazy eye?
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Dr. David Kiraanswered
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
De[ends: If you are older and out of the amblyogenic (amblyopia susceptible) age range then wearing a contact lens in the better seeing eye poses no problem to the vision. Sometimes children are treated for amblyopia and a contact lens is placed in the weaker eye and needs to be worn all the time to improve vision permanently.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Where can you get eye patchs for lazy eye?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Your doctor: If your doctor has diagnosed the lazy eye and recommended a patch. The doctor should provide it. Lazy eye can also be helped with special eye exercises with a developmental optometrist.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 10, 2014
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