Are there any side effects from amblyopia treatment?

Because the better-seeing eye is not used during treatment, occasionally vision in that eye may decrease, but it will usually return to normal as soon as that eye is used again.

The skin at and around a patched eye may become irritated. Trying a different type of patch or changing the shape of the patch may help relieve skin irritation. To prevent irritation, leave the patch off at night while the child is sleeping.

There is also an increased risk of accidents while the child is wearing a patch. To prevent accidents, the child should be monitored closely while wearing a patch and not engage in hazardous activities, such as bicycling, climbing gym sets, etc.

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