Treatment for Lazy eye

 

 

Submitted by nosajack on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 22:01
Country
Nigeria
Age
6
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hello Doctor,

My Son is 6 years old, at 5 his school teacher discovered his right eye to sometimes go out of direction. We say a local doctor and was told its a condition called amblyopia / strabismus. Sometimes the both eyes look perfect sometimes one goes in different direction.

We go a prescription glasses and we told to do the patching regularly. but no drops were prescribed. we have been on the patching for about a year but not much improvement. I learnt Atropine drops also helps and i am thinking of using it for my son.

How often should atropine be used, are there any side effects, can i combine drops and patching for the treatment.

Please advice

Thanks

Answer

Thanks for your Question

You should not use atropine eye drops by your own without instructions from your doctor. The first line of treatment in your son condition is always eye patch with eyeglasses. atropine can be used as an alternative to eye patch to children who are not complaint with eye patch.

Surgical treatment can be the second option if no improvement with eye patch but it depends on many factors. You should discuss this option with your doctor

 

 

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