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Does an eye patch really help a lazy eye?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Though there is some reduced benefit once the eye has fully developed.

In brief: Yes

Though there is some reduced benefit once the eye has fully developed.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

The idea behind the eye patch is to temporarily block the better seeing eye and force the weaker eye to work harder and develop its full potential.
In addition to patches, sometimes Atropine eye drops are used to blur the better eye. The risk is reverse amblyopia with excessive patching or penalization with drops.

In brief: Yes!

The idea behind the eye patch is to temporarily block the better seeing eye and force the weaker eye to work harder and develop its full potential.
In addition to patches, sometimes Atropine eye drops are used to blur the better eye. The risk is reverse amblyopia with excessive patching or penalization with drops.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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