Patching Requires Tough Love
October 29, 2010 by Dr. Rochelle Mozlin
On Monday I examined 2 children, both of whom are amblyopic. Amblyopia (also called lazy eye) is a condition where one eye sees poorly, even with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Amblyopia can develop in childhood due to:
An obstruction of vision within one eye due to injury or disease; (deprivation amblyopia)
Significant differences between the clearness of the images seen by each eye due to farsightedness, nearsightedness or astigmatism; (refractive amblyopia)
Misaligned eyes or crossed eyes (Strabismus) (strabismic amblyopia).......