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When should amblyopia be treated?

Treatment of amblyopia should begin as early as possible. If your child is old enough to understand, explain the reason for using the patch or atropine. It may be helpful to demonstrate patching on a doll.

If your child attends school or preschool, explain the amblyopia treatment to the teacher. Enlist the teacher’s help to encourage your child to perform his or her usual tasks, while also making allowances for added difficulty from the treatment. The teacher can also help explain your child’s situation to classmates.

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