A 43-year-old member asked:
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which is better for treating a lazy eye: a patch or glasses?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Some forms for lazy eye, such as that associated with a difference in glasses prescription between eyes, respond well to glasses alone. Other causes of lazy eye need glasses and drops or patching. Your child's ophthalmologist can discuss this issue with you.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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