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Will eye patching help strabismus?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Improve vision: In childhood strabismus, patching is used when the brain starts to ignore the vision from one eye. A patch is placed over the better eye to force the brain to pay attention to the vision from the supressed eye. This is why you can see children wearing eyepatches at times.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Robert Chang
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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 sh ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Breckenridge
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
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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Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Very common: Strabismus, or misaligned eyes, is a very common disorder. It does not require treatment in most cases.

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