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Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) is curable
Hi My daughter is suffering from lazy eyes ( amblyopia) for the past 6 months. She is 2.7 years old now. Its a slight squint. Dr has suggested for eye patching for 6 hours everyday and spects (-2.25) cylindrical. I just want to know has anybody of you have any information or suggestion about it. Just getting mad after hearing all this. She was perfect from birth. But suddenly how things has changed for her n for us. Cannot believe it. Is it curable ? She have to wear specs all through life ...please advice.
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Amblyopia is almost always treatable if detected early. Its good that its diagnosed early in ur case! The earlier treatment starts, the more likely you are to get good results… be positive n follow ur doctors advice !
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If you follow the doctor's opinion religiously your daughter will be perfectly fine. Don't stress help her in getting through the treatment.  Children can sense if parent is uneasy that makes them uncomfortable and they won't comply with the treatment.  So stay positive and help her go through it.
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See first of all this is quite a common condition to get a lazy eye. But the good point is that it is diagnosed early. Till the age of 7 years a child has a scope to regain its full and in some cases it gets corrected too. May be your child has high cylinder power in one eye which leads to amblyopia or lazy eye as this eyes is not seeing properly making it lazy. All you need to do is give her glasses which fits properly. Make sure the child wears glasses all the times and advise her OTHER eye patching as to give more stimulus for this eye to work. While patching make sure that child is doing near activity with glasses wearing like watching TV,  mobile or reading or drawing. Every 6 months get power of your eye checked , this power of cylinder vary , so it is not sure that a child will need glasses for lifetime. So don't worry
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Hi, It is absolutely necessry that she wears glasses and do patching as advised by your doctor.  If you follow this regularly and go  for routine eye examination, her vision will definitely improve.
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