Adhesive Patching Tips

Helpful information for your child if they are having a reaction to adhesive patches.

  • Prior to applying the patch apply a thin coat of a liquid anti-acid (Mylanta® or milk of magnesia) or CavilonTM around the eye. Let dry and then put the patch on.
  • About 15 minutes before removing the eye patch, coat the outside of the patch with petroleum jelly (Vaseline®) or baby oil to loosen the adhesive a bit. Only apply on the edges of patch, not in the center.
  • After the patch is removed, lightly apply Vitamin E oil or triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin®) around the eye where the patch was placed.

These tips have been provided to us by doctors, patch manufacturers and parents. All adhesive patches provided by the Ohio Amblyope Registry are hypoallergenic and latex free.