Earlier Detection Improves Treatment Outcomes for Amblyopia in Children

August 3, 2011

We recently published an update on how the Pediatric Vision Scanner helps with early detection of lazy eye in children.

The importance of early detection of lazy eye, clinically known as amblyopia, was recently highlighted in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology.

The study showed that children who are younger when treated for amblyopia have a better response than if treatment begins at a later age. Specifically, children younger than 7 had significantly greater improvements for both moderate and severe amblyopia than did those age 7 to 13.

The treatments used in the study were (1) patching 2 hours per day with near or distance activities for children 3 to less than 7 years of age, (2) treatment with atropine with or without a plano lens for children 3 to less than 7 years of age, (3) treatment with atropine or patching 2 hours per day for children 7 to less than 13 years of age, and (4) use of Bangerter filter or patching 2 hours per day for children 3 to less than 10 years of age.

Click here to read further details about the study on MedPage Today

 

 



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