Glasses Alone A Good Option In Amblyopia

January 11, 2012

January Ophthalmololgy: In 3-7 year olds, researchers tried glasses alone, with no patching or Atropine penalization, in patients with anisometropic and combined (anisometropic/strabismic) amblyopia, and got resolution of the amblyopia in 32%. In selected cases, it may very well be a reasonable option. On a personal note, my father, an ophthalmologist, noted I had anisometropic amblyopia (about 20/60) in my left eye at about age six, and prescribed glasses alone, which cured me (I am 20/20). My father was way ahead of his time! Thanks, Dad!




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