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Amblyopia Treatment

Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity, even with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia is usually corrected by making the child use the weaker eye. This is often done by putting a patch over the child’s stronger eye. In some cases, eye drops can be used to blur vision in the stronger eye. The child may wear eyeglasses with a lens that blurs vision in that eye. It generally takes several weeks to several months to strengthen vision in the weaker eye. Once the child has better vision in that eye, he or she may need to wear an eye patch part-time for a few years. This is because there is a chance that eye can weaken again.