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Will Vision Therapy Reverse Amblyopia
Amblyopia: Treatment for amblyopia is mainly giving that eye its full correction for glasses and/or patching the better eye to stimulate the amblyopic eye. Surgery may also help to align the eyes and possibly allow for stereovision to better develop. There is no clear evidence that "vision therapy" helps in any way except to make the parents hopeful and poorer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may never cure: Strabismus can occasionally be improved by vision therapy, but more often requires multiple treatments, including glasses and even surgery. Even once the strabismus has improved, it can return years later, especially if the original treatment was begun at an older age, or did not completely treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly ineffective: Vision therapy is offered as a means to correct congenital, developmental and traumatic visual changes. It is mostly untested and the results are no different than chance or the improvement expected with time. If you have a condition for which vision therapy has been recommended (usually by an optometrist) then see an ophthalmologist for an actual diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No evidence: Vision therapy is an untested, unproven means allegedly to improve visual efficiency. It cannot improve basic vision which requires eyeglasses or correction of eye disease. Vision therapy is expensive and of no benefit. If this has been recommended for you, consult with a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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