Our 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with strabismus and amblyopia. What are the chances of a cure at her age?

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The odds of a successful cure are very good if she receives proper treatment. Medical research has demonstrated that the visual system can develop stronger visual acuity at up to 8-10 years of age.

Constant strabismus often requires surgery to straighten and align the eyes, and then therapy for amblyopia (“lazy-eye”) follows in order to enhance the success of the surgery. Eye patching and vision therapy are generally implemented as a means to help both eyes team and function together. For more information, discuss treatment options with your Optometrist and a referral to see a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus surgery may be required.

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