Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor Home Care warning signs Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy

Amblyopia Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of an amblyopia.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Continue to Amblyopia Home Care

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Amblyopia References
  1. Bacal DA. Amblyopia treatment studies. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2004 Oct;15(5):432-6. [15625906]
  2. Powell C, Porooshani H, Bohorquez M, Richardson S. Screening for amblyopia in childhood. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Jul 20;(3):CD005020. [16034962]
  3. Simons K. Amblyopia characterization, treatment, and prophylaxis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2005 Mar-Apr;50(2):123-66. [15749306]
  4. Thompson G. Common childhood eye problems. Practitioner. 2004 Jan;248(1654):46-52. [14997741]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.