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In eye-patching for strabismus, should you close or open the patched eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually easier to

Close the patched eye if taping on eyepads--will avoid abrasions.
The goal of patching is to block incoming light into the eye, so if using an eye shield without a pad, eye doesn't have to be truly patched closed underneath.

In brief: Usually easier to

Close the patched eye if taping on eyepads--will avoid abrasions.
The goal of patching is to block incoming light into the eye, so if using an eye shield without a pad, eye doesn't have to be truly patched closed underneath.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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