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Question:
My grandson is 3-1/2 years old. He has amblyopia and strabismus. He was not keeping the patch on his good eye so the ophthalmologist gave my daughter drops to put in his good eye. He also wear glasses. His bad eye seems to have straighten out. But now his good eye has crossed in very much. Is this normal? I am so worried he is going to damage his good eye in the process of correcting the bad eye.

Answer:
Some eyedrops have been shown to be a satisfactory alternative to patching for the management of amblyopia. Some children taking drops may start to turn the formerly good eye inwards. This means that the treatment is working. Your daughter should make sure that she continues to follow up at the recommended times with her son's ophthalmologist to monitor the vision in both eyes.

Answered by: Michael Repka, MD Dr. Michael X. Repka

Categories: Eye Conditions, Children's Eye Health

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