Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Ophthalmology. 2003 Nov;110(11):2075-87.

A randomized trial of prescribed patching regimens for treatment of severe amblyopia in children.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To compare full-time patching (all hours or all but 1 hour per day) to 6 hours of patching per day, as prescribed treatments for severe amblyopia in children younger than 7 years.

DESIGN:

Prospective, randomized multicenter clinical trial (32 sites).

PARTICIPANTS:

One hundred seventy-five children younger than 7 years with amblyopia in the range of 20/100 to 20/400.

INTERVENTION:

Randomization either to full-time patching or to 6 hours of patching per day, each combined with at least 1 hour of near-visual activities during patching.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE:

Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye after 4 months.

RESULTS:

Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye improved a similar amount in both groups. The improvement in the amblyopic eye acuity from baseline to 4 months averaged 4.8 lines in the 6-hour group and 4.7 lines in the full-time group (P = 0.45).

CONCLUSION:

Six hours of prescribed daily patching produces an improvement in visual acuity that is of similar magnitude to the improvement produced by prescribed full-time patching in treating severe amblyopia in children 3 to less than 7 years of age.

Comment in

  • Patching regimens. [Ophthalmology. 2004]
  • Patching regimens for amblyopia. [Ophthalmology. 2005]
  • Patching regimens. [Ophthalmology. 2004]
PMID:
14597512
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk