eye patching

eye patching

1 placement of a soft patch over a closed eye to restrict lid movement during corneal reepithelialization or a similar healing procedure in progress.
2 occlusion of the better eye by patch placement in young patients with amblyopia to force greater use of the amblyopic eye.
3 patching used in cases of diplopia (double vision).

eye patch·ing

(ī pach'ing)
Covering the eye for the purposes of therapy after trauma or surgery, or by an obstructing spectacle lens in mild cases of amblyopia in children.
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I think the standard of care now for corneal abrasion treatment does not include eye patching.
We examined whether eye patching primarily affected awareness or motor-action planning in people with spatial neglect.
Shorter amounts of eye patching are adequate for both moderate and severe amblyopia in young children, according to the results of two randomized, controlled studies reported at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
It was shown back in 1995 that eye patching doesn't help and actually may slow down the healing.
Eye patching is commonly recommended for treating corneal abrasions.
Controlled trials that evaluated eye patching compared with no patching in patients older than 6 years with uncomplicated corneal abrasions were considered.
Eye patching was not found to improve healing rates or reduce pain in patients with corneal abrasions.
Treatment recommendations vary geographically and include the use of topical antibiotics, midriatic or cycloplegic drops, and eye patching.
However, we actually observed that ipsilesional eye patching was associated with ipsilesional errors that cannot be explained by the Sprague effect [14].
That eye patching primarily affects PA spatial systems seems straightforward if one views monocular patching as selective sensory deprivation.
We aimed to assess whether eye patching in post-right hemisphere stroke patients would primarily affect the PA or MI spatial systems.
We compared each subject's performance with a right eye patch with his or her performance unpatched (in the conventional condition) to qualitatively examine whether poststroke subjects with one primary bias type demonstrate a greater effect of eye patching.