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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;18(1):65-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-9233.75891.

Bilateral hypermetropia, myelinated retinal nerve fibers, and amblyopia.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Hospital, Muscat, Oman.


A 14-year-old hyperopic female with poor vision in both eyes was evaluated for ophthalmic and systemic diseases. The patient had bilateral retinal fiber myelination and greater vision loss in the more hyperopic eye. This was a rare case of reverse Straatsma syndrome, the clinical presentation which may be accompanied with significant vision loss.


Amblyopia; Hypermetropia; Myelinated Retinal Nerve Fibers; Straatsma Syndrome

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