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    There are very few risks associated with patching. I think you need to have a chat to your optometrist 😄
    Most "issues" (if any occur) are rectified by stopping the patching so you just need to monitor things.
    The bigger risks are the loss of depth perception and not patching and therefore not allowing the visual system to develop fully.
    Patching is much less invasive than atropine drops or surgery .
    I'm a children's vision therapist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAELEEJANE View Post
    There are very few risks associated with patching. I think you need to have a chat to your optometrist 😄
    Most "issues" (if any occur) are rectified by stopping the patching so you just need to monitor things.
    The bigger risks are the loss of depth perception and not patching and therefore not allowing the visual system to develop fully.
    Patching is much less invasive than atropine drops or surgery .
    I'm a children's vision therapist.
    Hello, the eye dr told me to try patching and see how he goes for a few months.
    I'm worried but the eye drops sounded quiet scary and freaked me out.

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    I started the eye patching today, it was terrible. My son looked soooo upset. Poor baby, it literally broke my heart.

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    Poor kid. It's hard having a little person sometimes - they don't understand the long term benefits of some things.

    Good on you for doing it - fingers crossed he adjusts soon. Good luck and hang in there!

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    Default Any successful eye patching stories?

    Good on you, yes hang in there. Soon it will just become part of a daily routine such as brushing teeth x

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    Thank you for your support. He just needs to be kept occupied, I found going out today made a big difference, he almost forgot about it. But I don't think I could go out everyday. I know it sounds bad.

    I have the coloured ones to make it fun, be likes to peel the backing, but it's the keeping it on part. *sigh*

    I do hope he benefits from it, I'm starting to think, is 2 hours enough for the brain. I read last night that it used to be 6 hours but they found 2 hours just as effective. Yes, I'm confused.

    It just totally breaks me.

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    Is anyone available to ask something about the patching?

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    I'll ask though....
    Is it possible that the eye patching could be making the "weaker" worse?

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    So I'm assuming you are putting the patch over the good eye? In that case the time they spend looking out of the bad eye only is training and strengthening it and improving connections from the brain. I can't see how it would make it worse? Can you elaborate?

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    We've just had the patching bombshell dropped on us also. DS5 has one eye so blurry it's about 7 for distance (the actual script for glasses is 5 for now though) and his brain isn't taking in the image.
    He has had zero symptoms so it's a bit of a surprise. Our optometrist has given him his first glasses for 8 weeks before he starts patching though and seems to think this alone will cause a big improvement? Did your child already have glasses?


 

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