What is Eye Patch?

Category: Equipment


An eyepatch is a small patch that is worn in front of one eye. It may be a cloth patch attached around the head by an elastic band or by a string, or an adhesive bandage. It is often worn by people to cover a lost or injured eye, but it also has a therapeutic use in children for the treatment of amblyopia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Strabismus amblyopia 10 2
Double vision (diplopia) 5 0
Internuclear ophthalmoplegia 1 0
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 1 0
Nausea 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Eye Patch

Side effect Patients Percentage


Based on patients currently using Eye Patch

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 3
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Eye Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 7
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
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Currently using Eye Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Eye Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Eye Patch

Jun 14, 1992 (Started Mar 11, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for strabismus amblyopia)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was only 6 months old when this treatment was occurring, and I have no recollection of the treatment itself except for pictures and what I have been told. I do know that I was apparently scratching at the patch. The only advice I would give would be to avoid doing so and make sure to wear the patch for the entire time the doctor prescribed it.

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