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How Long Should A Baby To Wear An Eye Patch To Correct A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the eye patch cure my lazy eye even though my age is 14 or is it too late and the patch is useless?
Depends on situation: The brain uses both eyes equally giving depth perception & peripheral vision. If one eye is weaker or doesn't line up the image, the brain begins to ignore the input of the weaker eye.Patching the stronger eye makes the brain accept the weaker eye input allowing the connection to return to normal. You will only know if it works by trying it. It can help, even if pbm has gone on for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a lazy eye, it is negatively affecting my life. Is there anything i can do to fix it? I had laser surgery when i was a baby, and my doctors put the eye patch to strengthen the eye, but i kept taking it off (since i was a tot). Is there any type of
If : If you are over the age of 12, your vision from the lazy eye will not improve. That is why it is important for a child to have a early vision screening and if a treatment is needed that it is followed through. Now, if you are talking about being crossed eye then there is a surgery to correct this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 4 month old baby seems to have an lazy eye! and waiting for dr to check that! I am freaking out! what to expect? Help, please
See below: Eye movements at this age are not always together. The check is fairly simple. The doctor will check to see if the red reflex is symmetric, and may cover and uncover one eye at a time to assess any movement. If there is a concern, then your child will be seen by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some risk: Strabismus, hyperopia and astigmatism can run in families. With this history at hand it is especially important for your pediatrician to do regular vision checks and make a referral to pediatric ophthalmology early if any problems are detected. Very important to check out the red and corneal reflexes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.
For safe sleep, put : him in his crib on his back when he is drowsy, but awake after feeding, wiping his mouth out with a soft cloth & reading to him at the same time nightly. If he rolls over, there's not much you can do. Eye turning is from a problem in the nerve to an eye muscle , the junction of the nerve & muscle, or the muscle. Seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist to prevent true amblyopia or lazy eye. ...Read more
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