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What do I need to know about caring for someone with amblyopia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, affects vision, so how you care for someone affected by the condition depends on how severe it is. In most cases, though, the condition may call for the use of corrective lenses, eye drops, or eye patches. You'll want to make sure the person in your care is following the optometrist's orders regarding these treatment options. For example, you may need to remind the person to wear the eye patch for the specific amount of time every day, or help them to put in the eye drops into the affected eye.

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