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When should treatment end for amblyopia?


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Answered 2008-04-28 02:16:20

it depends

i have strabismic amblyopia and my mom still wants me to wear the patch'my eye doctor says it's not needed though

anyways, you should talk to your doctor to see if treatment is needed and when it would end

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