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Can someone with amblyopia ever be free of glasses?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

After the amblyogenic period - maybe age 8-9 years therapy with glasses isn't really necessary anymore.
There is no problem with the use of contact lenses as long as one recognizes the increased risk in an essentially monocular patient (severe amblyopia). Also the use of safety glasses should be discussed in depth.

In brief: Yes

After the amblyogenic period - maybe age 8-9 years therapy with glasses isn't really necessary anymore.
There is no problem with the use of contact lenses as long as one recognizes the increased risk in an essentially monocular patient (severe amblyopia). Also the use of safety glasses should be discussed in depth.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ambly

Sometimes a person may be amblyopic in childhood, and may be successfully treated.
A few of these folks may not need glasses later in life.

In brief: Ambly

Sometimes a person may be amblyopic in childhood, and may be successfully treated.
A few of these folks may not need glasses later in life.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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