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How best to treat a lazy eye in children?

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Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Patch good eye

Over the years, the most consistant approach has been to patch the good eye to encourage greater use of the weaker, "lazy eye".
Where this is not possible or feasable, the good eye can be dilated with a cycloplegic such as cyclogel !% 1-2x per day to encourage more intensive use of the weaker eye.

In brief: Patch good eye

Over the years, the most consistant approach has been to patch the good eye to encourage greater use of the weaker, "lazy eye".
Where this is not possible or feasable, the good eye can be dilated with a cycloplegic such as cyclogel !% 1-2x per day to encourage more intensive use of the weaker eye.
Dr. Joseph Eichenbaum
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Dr. James Abrams
Ophthalmology

In brief: Glasses can help

The term, "lazy eye" to an eye doctor means it looks normal on exam but it does not see normally.
Part of the treatment is patching as mentioned by dr. Bensinger. Frequently in children the vision is good in both eyes but they sometimes or always cross, and this is frequently called "lazy eye" by patients. It may need treatment with glasses or even eye-muscle surgery to straighten the eyes.

In brief: Glasses can help

The term, "lazy eye" to an eye doctor means it looks normal on exam but it does not see normally.
Part of the treatment is patching as mentioned by dr. Bensinger. Frequently in children the vision is good in both eyes but they sometimes or always cross, and this is frequently called "lazy eye" by patients. It may need treatment with glasses or even eye-muscle surgery to straighten the eyes.
Dr. James Abrams
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