Lazy Eye Research Project with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
The effect of circadian rhythm on the efficacy of occlusion therapy: How can a patching protocol be amended to improve outcomes for patients with amblyopia (lazy eye)?
Amblyopia (lazy eye) is a visual development condition that affects 1-
If left untreated after a period of refractive adaptation the unilateral condition persists. Pharmacologic penalisation of the sound eye using atropine eye drop has the same visual acuity outcomes as part time total occlusion therapy, in which an eye patch is used to cover the sound eye for a prescribed time period per day. Occlusion therapy remains the preferred treatment in the UK and Europe.