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Question:
What can be done for a 10-year-old who just discovered he had a lazy eye?

Answer:
The conventional thinking is that usually after the age of 7, little can be done to improve the function of a lazy (or amblyopic) eye. That said, it wouldn't be unreasonable to try a course of patching or penalization to the good eye, to see if there were any improvements in the lazy eye.

Answered by: James H. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: Children's Eye Health

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Answered: Dec 01, 2012

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