NIHR Signal: A patch or eye drops are similarly effective for the treatment of “lazy eye” in children

30 December 2019
Source: NIHR Signal

Both the use of a patch or atropine eye drops are equally suitable methods for improving clarity of vision (visual acuity) in children and young adults with amblyopia (a “lazy eye”). Amblyopia is a cause of poor vision in childhood that usually affects only one eye, resulting in the individual relying more on the good eye. The standard methods of

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: ‘It’s too late’. Is it really? Considerations for amblyopia treatment in older children

20 June 2019
Source: Theraputic Advances in Ophthalmology

Marianne E.F. Piano   Anita J. Simmers In recent years, media coverage has demonstrated instances in which families of children aged 7 and older, newly diagnosed with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia through community eyecare services, were told it was ‘too late’ for their child to effectively respond to conventional amblyopia treatment (occlusion or atropine penalisation). Formal guidance pertaining to binocular

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