Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Amblyopia - alternatives to patching

There are alternatives to patching for treating amblyopia (lazy eye).  In fact, the latest evidence-based treatment approaches do not rely so heavily on patching, if at all.

Patching can often be the worst treatment for amblyopia for a particular child for a number of reasons.

Kids naturally hate to patch. Patching covers the child's good eye, which makes it difficult to for the child to see. When kids wear a patch for 7 or 8 hours a day, as some doctors recommend, the effect can be profoundly disruptive and unpleasant for the child. 

Patching can also make a child a target for bullying, it can make them feel different and affect their self esteem. Read more...

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