Treatment of amblyopia by extended-wear occlusion soft contact lenses

Kazuo Tsubota, Masakazu Yamada

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Although occlusion eye patches are effective for the treatment of amblyopia, many physical difficulties arise such as allergic reactions of the skin and unattractiveness. Thus, in dealing with these problems we developed the occlusion extended-wear soft contact lens (OCL) to be used as a substitute for the eye patches. With these OCL, patients benefited from the 24-hour occlusion instead of the 6-or 8-hourly eye patch. Although there was a slight possibility that corneal problems might arise due to the lens, the amblyopia patients who gave up the eye patch treatment responded positively to the OCL treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-215
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Amblyopia
  • Contact lens
  • Extended wear
  • Eye patch
  • Occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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