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Title: The challenges of amblyopia treatment.
Authors: Maconachie, Gail D. E.
Gottlob, Irene
First Published: 28-Feb-2016
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Citation: Biomedical Journal, 2015, 38 (6), pp. 510-516
Abstract: The treatment of amblyopia, particularly anisometropic (difference in refractive correction) and/or strabismic (turn of one eye) amblyopia has long been a challenge for many clinicians. Achieving optimum outcomes, where the amblyopic eye reaches a visual acuity similar to the fellow eye, is often impossible in many patients. Part of this challenge has resulted from a previous lack of scientific evidence for amblyopia treatment that was highlight by a systematic review by Snowdon et al. in 1998. Since this review, a number of publications have revealed new findings in the treatment of amblyopia. This includes the finding that less intensive occlusion treatments can be successful in treating amblyopia. A relationship between adherence to treatment and visual acuity has also been established and has been shown to be influenced by the use of intervention material. In addition, there is growing evidence of that a period of glasses wearing only can significantly improve visual acuity alone without any other modes of treatment. This review article reports findings since the Snowdon's report.
DOI Link: 10.1016/
ISSN: 2319-4170
eISSN: 2320-2890
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Chang Gung University. Publishing services provided by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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