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17 years old with amblyopia. Does patching helps? Thanks

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision.It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery.If the distortion was recent,it might help,but most distortions start early and patching after age 8 has limited benefit
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
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