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What are recommended visual exercises or activities for amblyopia patients?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Corrective wear...
... Is the most important treatment.
The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guidance of your eye doctor). If there is a muscle imbalance (strabismus), glasses and surgery are the most effective treatments, but some eye exercises can be partially effective. All treatments should be watched by your eye doctor.

In brief: Corrective wear...
... Is the most important treatment.
The eye needs to be looking through the best prescription. The other eye should be blocked (all under the guidance of your eye doctor). If there is a muscle imbalance (strabismus), glasses and surgery are the most effective treatments, but some eye exercises can be partially effective. All treatments should be watched by your eye doctor.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No exercises for Amb
I do not believe there are any exercises that will impact amblyopia.
If it is diagnosed before age 5 patching or eyedrops to blur the "good" eye along with any necessary muscle surgery can be beneficial.

In brief: No exercises for Amb
I do not believe there are any exercises that will impact amblyopia.
If it is diagnosed before age 5 patching or eyedrops to blur the "good" eye along with any necessary muscle surgery can be beneficial.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blepharitis evaluati
You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist for blepharitis.
One common finding with blepharitis is that the eyes will both look and feel worse in the morning because the bacteria have had a full overnite to grow and inflame the eye. If the eyes are redder at the end of the day, that is a hallmark of dry eye.

In brief: Blepharitis evaluati
You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist for blepharitis.
One common finding with blepharitis is that the eyes will both look and feel worse in the morning because the bacteria have had a full overnite to grow and inflame the eye. If the eyes are redder at the end of the day, that is a hallmark of dry eye.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
In brief: Dry Eye Treatment
The most common explanation for "tired eyes" is that the eyes are actually dry, and the brain interprets that as tiredness.
You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist for dry eye syndrome and be treated accordingly.

In brief: Dry Eye Treatment
The most common explanation for "tired eyes" is that the eyes are actually dry, and the brain interprets that as tiredness.
You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist for dry eye syndrome and be treated accordingly.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
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A cast that immobilizes the joint above and the joint below the fracture.

In brief: Cast
A cast that immobilizes the joint above and the joint below the fracture.
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