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A 37-year-old female asked:

17 years old with amblyopia. does patching helps? thanks

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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

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Does amblyopia actually hurt or is it just a discomfort?

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