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
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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Eye Patch

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Eye Patch

Dosage Patients
daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Eye Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

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

Stopped using Eye Patch

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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