An eye patch is a small patch used to cover the eye. Most commonly, eye patches are prescribed for certain eye conditions to improve vision in a non-dominant eye. In addition, eye patches are often used to protect the eye after surgery. Post eye surgery, the healing process is critical, and it is essential to keep the dust, debris, and bacteria away from the eye. The white medical eye patch guards your eye against dust or any potential injury as you heal. It may be used during both daytime and night time, depending on the treatment. Before applying the patch, make sure that eyelids are closed.
A properly placed patch must exert gentle pressure on the eyelid to remain closed, and the eye itself does not rub against the patch. Since the amount of light going into the eye decreases, it helps in easing the pain or discomfort. The eye can still move under the patch. Eye pads also help in reducing the swelling. It is advisable to remove eye patches whenever possible to allow healing and limit the moisture inside the patch, which can sometimes be harmful. You should always consult your doctor if you want to wear an eye patch for a vision problem treatment.
A person who has any of the below mentioned conditions may want to wear an eye pad -
HPFY carries a range of eye patches helpful after the surgery, especially in kids, so that they do not harm the site of surgery intentionally or unintentionally. Try the BSN Jobst Coverlet Flexible Fabric Adhesive Eye Occlusor, Cardinal Health Eye Pads, or the McKesson Elastic Band Convex Eye Patch for best results.
Amblyopia (commonly known as lazy eye) occurs when there are developmental problems and poor vision in one eye. It occurs in 2-3% of children in the United States of America. It mainly occurs when the two eyes send different images to the brain. In a normal individual, both eyes work together to produce an image in the brain.
Strabismus (crossed eyes) is a condition where eyes are not properly aligned and point in different directions. It means they do not look at the same object at the same time. While amblyopia is visually unnoticeable, strabismus is visually evident. Strabismus can lead to other vision problems if it is not treated. Sometimes strabismus becomes the reason for lazy eye. Strabismus can be categorized into the following four types by the direction of the misaligned eye:
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