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Eye patch all day 'not necessary'

14th September 2007

A study has discovered that children with a lazy eye do not need to wear an eye patch for the whole day to correct their vision.

Research carried out in two London hospitals found three to four hours a day for 12 weeks is enough to improve sight in affected children. Writing in the British Medical Journal, the researchers pointed out that wearing a patch can cause distress in children and should be done as little as possible. Around one in 50 children in the UK suffers from the lazy eye condition.


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