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Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1994 Jan;204(1):48-54.

[Refraction in childhood as a risk factor for the development of amblyopia and/or strabismus. Recording a round table discussion at the 89th Congress of the German Society of Ophthalmology 25 September 1991 in Leipzig].

[Article in German]

Abstract

The members of the panel refer to the recent literature. As has been shown by several groups of authors (Atkinson et al., Abrahamsson et al., Ingram et al.) hypermetropia of 3 diopters or more as well as astigmatism of 1 or more dpt at the age of 12 months, especially oblique astigmatism, increase the rate of amblyopia/strabism until the age of 4 years. The risk rises too, if the refractive error deteriorates. The authors conclude that the prescription of glasses in non-squinters should be based on these new findings.

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