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Can I use glasses to correct amblyopic eye?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies with duration

Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision.
It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years.

In brief: Varies with duration

Amblyopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision.
It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched.This works primarily in kids where the problem has not go on too long.It will not benefit adults whose problem has lasted years.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends on age

If the amblyopia is mild and is discovered before a certain age (usually 4-6), it can sometimes be corrected with the use of glasses alone.
If it is more severe, patching and eye exercises may be required. If the amblyopia is present past the teens, it usually cannot be corrected.

In brief: Depends on age

If the amblyopia is mild and is discovered before a certain age (usually 4-6), it can sometimes be corrected with the use of glasses alone.
If it is more severe, patching and eye exercises may be required. If the amblyopia is present past the teens, it usually cannot be corrected.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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