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How do medications treat amblyopia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, has a few treatment options but only one focuses on using medication. This option is an eye drop called atropine. After putting the drop in the stronger eye, it will cause the vision to blur slightly. This will trigger the brain to stop depending on the stronger eye and focus the neglected, or lazy, eye.

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