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  1. Amblyopia - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Amblyopia: Wearing an eye patch ...

  2. Amblyopia: Wearing an Eye Patch

    Key PointsAmblyopia 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 with weaker vision. This allows vision to develop normally in that eye. Covering the stronger eye with a patch is the most common ...

  3. Eye Problems in Children: Signs to Look For - Topic Overview

    Parents are often the first to notice vision problems in a young child. A vision examination may be needed if your child: Is clumsy (beyond normal toddler clumsiness) and fails to notice new things around him or her. Squints when the light is not bright or scrunches up his or her face when trying to do a task. Rubs his or her eyes when the child is not tired (rubbing eyes when tired is ...

  4. Amblyopia - Topic Overview

    What is amblyopia? Amblyopia is a childhood problem that happens when one eye is weaker than the other. The brain chooses to take in images from the stronger eye and ignore images from the weaker eye. This means that your child uses the strong eye more than the weak eye. If the weak eye doesn’t have to work,it isn’t able to develop good vision. This leads to poor vision in the weaker eye. ...

  5. Types of Strabismus - Topic Overview

    There are three main types of strabismus. Esotropia. The most common form of childhood strabismus is "crossed eyes," or esotropia,in which one eye turns inward,toward the nose,instead of looking straight ahead. Esotropia often appears early,in infants or very young children. Exotropia. Exotropia,commonly called walleye,is a form of strabismus in which one eye turns outward,toward the ...

  6. Amblyopia - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about amblyopia: What is amblyopia? How does normal vision develop? Being diagnosed When should my child have an eye exam and vision test? Living with amblyopia: How can I get my child to wear an eye patch as directed by a doctor? ...

  7. Your Vision in Childhood

    Keep your child’s eyes healthy. Get the facts on childhood vision problems.

  8. Eye Health and Keratoconus

    Keratoconus is a condition in which your eye's cornea is unable to hold its round shape. WebMD explains how to recognize and treat the condition.

  9. Using Eye Ointment - Topic Overview

    Insert eye ointment (if prescribed) as follows: For older children and adults,pull the lower eyelid down with one or two fingers to create a pouch. Put the ointment in the pouch. Close the eye for 30 to 60 seconds to let the ointment absorb. For younger children,ask the child to lie down with eyes closed. Pull the lower eyelid out to create a pouch. Put the ointment in the pouch. With the ...

  10. Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment

    Many eye problems are treated with eyedrops or eye ointments,and sometimes with both. Even though drops and ointments are widely used,many people don't know the best way to put them in. But with a little preparation,you can comfortably and easily put drops or ointment in your eyes or someone else's. Eyedrops and eye ointments can deliver medicine directly to your eyes,keep your eyes moist,...

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