“Your (child) has a “lazy eye” (the vision is poorer due to poor development: turn, short / long sighted, cataract etc.)
Aim: Strengthen vision in the poor eye.
NB: Patching is not used to correct the turn.
“A patch is placed on the better eye.”
Follow-up depends on the age.
Stress compliance, follow-up.
“Your (child) has a “squint” (turn in the eye)”
Surgery in isolation will not improve vision. Ideally this is treated prior to undertaking squint surgery. It will not relieve the need for spectacles. This should be emphasised, particularly for children with partially accommodative esotropia.
“A squint operation involves moving the muscles of the eye so that the eye is straightened (draw a diagram).”
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