Author Affiliations: Joint Shantou International Eye Center of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shantou, China (Drs Zhao, Zhang, and Lam); Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (Drs A. H. Fan, Zhao, Chen, D. S. P. Fan, and Lam), Institute of Chinese Medicine (Drs Leung and Lam), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Einhorn Clinical Research Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York (Dr Ritch); and the Department of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, Valhalla (Dr Ritch).
We thank Dr Leguire for his interest in our study.1 We hope the following discussion will help clarify the concerns that he has raised.
While we agree that cloth patch has its limitations; it is one of the standard therapies that is widely practiced around the world. The results of visual improvement after cloth patching in our study are comparable with previously published studies that used other types of occlusion therapy, including adhesive patch.
Fan AH, Zhao J, Chen LJ, Fan DSP, Zhang M, Leung PC, Ritch R, Lam DSC. Occlusion vs Acupuncture for Treating Amblyopia—Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(9):1240-1242. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.257