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Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jun;143(6):1060-3.

Treatment of strabismic amblyopia with refractive correction.

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  • 1Jaeb Center for Health Research, 15310 Amberly Drive, Suite 350, Tampa, FL 33647, USA. pedig@jaeb.org

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report data on the response of previously untreated strabismic amblyopia to spectacle correction.

DESIGN:

Prospective, interventional case series.

METHODS:

Twelve patients with previously untreated strabismic amblyopia were prescribed spectacles and examined at five-week intervals until visual acuity was not improved from the prior visit.

RESULTS:

Amblyopic eye acuity improved by 2 lines or more from spectacle-corrected baseline acuity in nine of the 12 patients (75%), resolving in three (interocular difference <or=1 line). Mean change from baseline to maximum improvement was 2.2 +/- 1.8 lines. Improvement continued for up to 25 weeks.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results support the suggestion from a prior study that strabismic amblyopia can improve and even resolve with spectacle correction alone. Larger studies with concurrent controls are needed to confirm or refute these findings.

PMID:
17524783
PMCID:
PMC2041929
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2007.02.029
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