How successful is treatment to correct amblyopia?
When other eye problems are treated, and the treatment for amblyopia is started early enough, most children will regain normal vision. In order for treatment to be successful, however, it must be started as soon as possible. Amblyopia becomes much more difficult to treat after about 6 years of age. And if there is too much vision lost in the eye with amblyopia, it might be impossible to get it all back. It is also important to follow all of your doctor’s advice about treatment. This can be very difficult, because many children do not want to wear an eye patch every day. But if the child is allowed to take the eye patch off, he or she will resume using only the “good” eye to see. Amblyopia can be very worrisome for parents. There are several groups that offer advice and support. The not-for-profit group Prevent Blindness America, for example, has created the Eye Patch Club. Telephone: (800) 331-2020. Web site: www.preventblindness.org. Click here to make an appointment now. Or call 216/