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Doctor insights on: Ortopad Eye Patches

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Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures. ...Read more

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What happens to an eye if you cover it for a long time with patch?

What happens to an eye if you cover it for a long time with patch?

Depends on your age: Patching one eye in early childhood can cause it to lose vision thru the central nervous system. We patch an eye for children with a lazy eye;the good eye is patched. It must be done under careful supervision to prevent vision loss to the good eye. ...Read more

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White patches on eyes ball what can it be?

White patches on eyes ball what can it be?

May be a pinguecula: These are growths on the white of the eye that commonly occur from the elements, such as wind and uv rays, also may occur from dryness. ...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

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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 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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Can wearing an eye patch for a few days damage my eyesight?

Can wearing an eye patch for a few days damage my eyesight?

No: Wearing a patch will not harm an adult's eyes. This is not true for children who are in first decade of life. ...Read more

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I initially had a dry patch directly under my eye, which started 2 weeks ago.I rubbed my eye and woke up to a irritated puffy under eye with pain.

I initially had a dry patch directly under my eye, which started 2 weeks ago.I rubbed my eye and woke up to a irritated puffy under eye with pain.

Not to be alarmed: Puffiness is from pressure rubbing your eye and the skin might be irritated enough to cause the pain. If it is getting worst , you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more