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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10-05-2016 20:28 #21Senior Member
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17-05-2016 14:21 #23
I started the eye patching today, it was terrible. My son looked soooo upset. Poor baby, it literally broke my heart.
18-05-2016 13:05 #24Senior Member
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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!
18-05-2016 13:37 #25
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
18-05-2016 18:17 #26
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.
30-05-2016 20:30 #27
Is anyone available to ask something about the patching?
30-05-2016 20:31 #28
I'll ask though....
Is it possible that the eye patching could be making the "weaker" worse?
30-05-2016 20:39 #29
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?
31-05-2016 05:21 #30
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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