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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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Amblyopia refers to the development error of the eye(s) so any treatment is concerned with 'tricking' the eyes in to force the poor eye to work hard. For example if the amblyopia is in the left eye, the right eyes vision is intentionally impaired to force the left eye to develop and progress through the learning process. Treatment methods can include a physical occlusion of the good eye (either by using a patch or glasses with a blurred/blanked lens), or by using eye drops which have the same effect. Treatments for the underlying problem which has caused the amblyopia can vary (such as cataract treatment)

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