Amblyopia is a vision problem that
occurs in a child when one eye is not used enough for the visual system in the
brain to develop properly. This leads to poor vision in the affected eye.
- Treatment corrects amblyopia by training the
brain to use the eye that has weaker vision. This allows vision to develop normally
in that eye.
- Covering the stronger eye with a patch is the most
common method of treating amblyopia.
- To be effective, an eye
patch must be worn as directed by your doctor.
- By providing
support and reassurance, you can help your child comply with the patching
treatment so that he or she can develop the best vision possible.
Amblyopia is usually treated by an
How you can help your child wear an eye patch for amblyopia