Increase in amount of patching for residual amblyopia improves visual acuity

An increase to 6 hours of daily patching for residual amblyopia yielded greater improvement in visual acuity than continuing with 2 hours of daily patching.A prospective, randomized, multicenter study included 169 children between the ages of 3 years up to 8 years with stable residual amblyopia after 12 weeks of 2-hour daily patching.Patients were randomly selected to either continue 2 hours of daily patching or increase patching to 6 hours daily.

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