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Eyepatch

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An eyepatch is a small cloth patch, usually black, that is worn in front of one eye. It is worn by people who have lost an eye, and do not want the damaged area of their face to be seen or exposed. It is usually attached around the head by an elastic band or by a string.

In the years before advanced medicine and surgery, eyepatches were common. They were particularly prevalent among members of dangerous occupations, such as pirates and blacksmiths. Today, with prosthetic eyes increasingly accessible, eyepatches are no longer commonplace.

Eyepatches are also used in children as a treatment for lazy eye syndrome.

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