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Eye Patch

Eye patches are used as a tool by ophthalmologists to treat eye conditions like amblyopic eye or double vision. It can also prevent infection following cataract surgery and minimize swelling and bruising after an eye removal surgery. Different types of eye patches include cloth patches, adhesive patches, and tapes.

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My son has a nearsighted prescription. Will it increase?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

I have vision differences in both my eyes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male and I have some questions about my eyesight. I have amblyopia and strabismus. When I was born, I was almost blind in my left eye around 20/200. My eye doctor made me wear glasses and patch my right eye until I was about six years. As I absolutely hated the patch...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have explained everything very well. Whenever there is a difference in refractive status of more than one diopter between two eyes, there is a chance of amblyopia (lazy eye) when the brain starts ignoring the blurry eye. I think your eye doctor has done a great job ...  Read Full »

I want to know about the gray patches on the white of my eye. Please explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old male, and I want to know why there are gray patches on white of my eye though it does not irritate so far. I am curious to read a lot of stuff some article goes as far as cancer-related to this, need professional guidance as I am getting anxious.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gray patch on the sclera might be due to some congenital pigmentation, freckles, or nevus. Mostly they are harmless and nothing to worry about. Rarely they are related to cancer, but at your age, cancer is not common. You need to observe these patches if you feel any...  Read Full »

How to have eye muscle coordination without undergoing surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have a problem of left eye muscle weakness which is lazy eye and due to which my two eyeballs do not coordinate most of the time. I feel complex and low. Unfortunately, I have been an amazing student and never worried about it. I never did any exercise for it. Can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may have two distinct but inter-related problems of squint and amblyopia. Squint is the deviation of eye and amblyopia is the lazy eye. Patching will work when you are younger, usually less than 10 years of age. Squint surgery is simple, and an option if the squint ...  Read Full »

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