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Amblyopia Treatable Even After Child’s Eyes Are Developed.

The UK’s Daily Mail (11/16, Farmer) reported, “Historically, it’s been thought that little can be done to treat amblyopia once a child’s eyes are developed, between the ages of seven and eight.” However, that is not the case. Pediatric eye expert Ashwin Reddy, of London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, treated an eight-year-old boy diagnosed with amblyopia by putting “the youngster on a regimen which involved wearing a patch over his good right eye for two hours a day for a total of 400 hours, to train the brain to use the weak eye,” and prescribed eyeglasses with a strong lens for the boy’s lazy eye. Two years after starting treatment, the child’s eyesight has improved “dramatically,” and he now enjoys perfect sight as well as 3D vision when he wears his glasses.