eye patching

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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Pham, "Evaluation of eye patching after cataract surgery in topical anesthesia," Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde, vol.
I think the standard of care now for corneal abrasion treatment does not include eye patching. I also believe that the old teaching of no pain medication until the surgeon has examined the patient has also been replaced with appropriate pain management occurring early in the care plan for patients presenting with acute abdominal pain.
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.
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.
Eye patching is hypothesized to produce a stable corneal environment promoting re-epithelialization.
Another possible benefit of right eye patching, or blocking vision on the right in some other fashion, in subjects with spatial neglect is inducement of leftward orienting by limiting stimuli presented for response, which is analogous to constraint-induced movement therapy [8].
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.