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Amblyopia

     

  • K
    Attebo, P Mitchell, R Cumming, et al (Univ of
    Sydney, Australia; Australian Natl Univ, Canberra,
    Australia).

    Prevalence and.Causes
    of Amblyopia in an Adult Population.

    Ophthalmology
    105:154-159, 1998

        

    Amblyopia in one eye may increase the risk of
    blindness (mainly from trauma) in the other eye.

        

    3647
    adults (over 49 yrs) were studied.
    Adult amblyopia occurred in 3.2% of this
    population, affecting men and women, and right and
    left eyes equally.

        

    Anisometropia
    was the commonest cause of amblyopia, in this study
    (other reports cite strabismic amblyopia as more
    common).

         

  • Mai K El Mallah, Usha Chakravarthy, Patricia M Hart, (Queen’s University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast).

    Amblyopia: Is Visual Loss Permanent ?

    Br. J Ophthalmol 2000; 84:952-956.

         

    Records of 465 patients with an established diagnosis of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) were scrutinized between 1990 and 1998. Cases were looked for, where an improvement of one or more lines of either distance or near acuity, was recorded in the eye unaffected by macular disease.

         

    Twelve such cases were detected. Nine of these eyes showing improvement of acuity had a history of amblyopia. The improvement in acuity generally occurred between one and twelve months and
    remained stable over the period of follow-up.

         

    This recovery in visual function occurs in the wake of visual loss in the fellow eye and the improvement appears to be sustained.

          

 



 

 

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Amblyopia
     

  • K Attebo, P Mitchell, R Cumming, et al (Univ of Sydney, Australia; Australian Natl Univ, Canberra, Australia).
    Prevalence and.Causes of Amblyopia in an Adult Population.
    Ophthalmology 105:154-159, 1998
        
    Amblyopia in one eye may increase the risk of blindness (mainly from trauma) in the other eye.
        
    3647 adults (over 49 yrs) were studied. Adult amblyopia occurred in 3.2% of this population, affecting men and women, and right and left eyes equally.
        
    Anisometropia was the commonest cause of amblyopia, in this study (other reports cite strabismic amblyopia as more common).
         

  • Mai K El Mallah, Usha Chakravarthy, Patricia M Hart, (Queen’s University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast).
    Amblyopia: Is Visual Loss Permanent ?
    Br. J Ophthalmol 2000; 84:952-956.
         
    Records of 465 patients with an established diagnosis of age related macular degeneration (ARMD) were scrutinized between 1990 and 1998. Cases were looked for, where an improvement of one or more lines of either distance or near acuity, was recorded in the eye unaffected by macular disease.
         
    Twelve such cases were detected. Nine of these eyes showing improvement of acuity had a history of amblyopia. The improvement in acuity generally occurred between one and twelve months and remained stable over the period of follow-up.
         
    This recovery in visual function occurs in the wake of visual loss in the fellow eye and the improvement appears to be sustained.
          

 

 

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