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Does anyone have a child that has to wear an eye patch?

Does anyone have a child that has to wear an eye patch?

My daughter: My first child was born with strabismus due to abnormal development of some of the muscles in her eyes. She was treated with patching therapy for a number of months starting around 3 months & again around 18 months. She tolerated it fine & as she got older, wore the patch in daycare without any problems from the other kids! we bought patches with cute designs & the other kids thought it was cool! ...Read more

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Do I have to wear an eye patch after having a cataract removed?

Do I have to wear an eye patch after having a cataract removed?

Depends: It depends on what anesthesia your eye md uses. If a needle is used to numb up the eye, then you will receive an eye patch to wear until the day after surgery. If you have eye drops to numb op the eye, then you might have a shield to cover the eye, but usually no eye patch. You should ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to wear an eye patch to protect my scratched cornea?

No: Simple corneal abrasions do not need to be treated by patching the eye. According to a new review of studies, patching can initially slow healing and does not reduce pain. ...Read more

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How to wear an eye patch to treat a kids lazy eye?

How to wear an eye patch to treat a kids lazy eye?

Difficult: You can tape it on, but kids don't like that and will remove it. You can fabricate a fun patch with a design with a little sewing talent and an elastic cord. There are commercial patches like 'opticlude' which can provide good occlusion. In all cases the child will be unhappy with the loss of vision from the better eye so it requires effort on the part of the parents and child. ...Read more

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How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

How long should a baby to wear an eye patch to correct a lazy eye?

Depends: This is a question for your pediatric opthamologist. The answer varies depending upon the severity and response to therapy. ...Read more

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Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Can I wear an eye patch while driving to correct double vision?

Yes: As long as your field of vision and visual acuity with one eye is still within the legal range. You would have to turn your head to look more, and know that depth perception would be off (need to adjust to monocular cues). ...Read more

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How long do you wear the eye patch for after surgery for a chalazion?

How long do you wear the eye patch for after surgery for a chalazion?

24 hours: The patch can be removed in 24 hours or less. I typically do not patch after the chalazion removal. ...Read more

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How would wearing an eye patch affect your vision?

How would wearing an eye patch affect your vision?

In an adult,: it has no effect. In a child, it can blind the patched eye. ...Read more

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Does wearing an eye patch change your vision?

Does wearing an eye patch change your vision?

Not really: The patch of course blocks the vision in the eye covered but does not change the condition of the underlying eye. Patching is used in infants and children to force an increase in vision in the open eye to prevent a condition called amblyopia. But such an effect is not seen in adults. ...Read more