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How Long Does It Take To Fix Lazy Eye By Patching
Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve
Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more
Can lazy eye be completely cured? I've heard that lazy eye can't be cured, only improved. Is that true? My 2-year-old son was just diagnosed with it, and his doctor said that as long as he wears his patch and glasses, he should be cured within a few month
Turning off vision: As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best.If caught in time,the patching or glasses help retain the vision in the weaker eye & push it improve & stay on.Otherwise the brain can turn it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lazy eye and no way to fix it, no suggestions needed. Q: What would the ramifications be if I patch a 'healthy eye' for good? 40 & healthy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is 22 months old & has a slightly unfocused lazy eye.What can I do? I tried patching for 3 weeks but it didn't make a difference .
Pediatric eye doc: I hope your son is under the care of pediatric ophthalmologist. There are set criteria and procedures for patching to help resolve strabismus in babies. Unsupervised patching can actually produce poor vision in the "good" eye. Three weeks is not a sufficient time to see a substantial change. You should talk to your doctor about the time frame where you will see a change and his expectations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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