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Why do I have to wear a patch? You have one eye that can see really well, but the other cannot see very well. We would like you to wear your patch every day to help your eye get better. The eye under the eye patch has a rest and your other eye has to… Continue Reading How to use my eye patch

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What is a squint? A squint is a misalignment of the eyes where one eye appears straight and the other eye drifts in a different direction. This can happen intermittently or all of the time. Some squints appear larger when looking into the distance or close up, while others are the same at all...

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What is occlusion therapy? Occlusion (using an eye patch or atropine eye drops) is a method of treatment used to improve ‘amblyopia’ in children. What is amblyopia? Amylyopia is poor vision in one eye, which is not due to a disease of the eye. It occurs when normal visual development is...

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What is amblyopia? Amblyopia, also known as a ‘lazy eye’ is when there is poor vision in one eye or sometimes both eyes. It occurs when normal visual development is interrupted in early childhood. What causes amblyopia? Amblyopia can be caused by: a squint (strabismus) – when one eye...

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