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Emmetropization in anisometropic amblyopia.
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PMID:  19301187     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate the process of emmetropization in anisometropic amblyopic subjects during childhood and to determine the effects of spectacle use only and patching. METHODS: Retrospectively, the records of patients who were diagnosed as anisometropic amblyopes were reviewed and 132 subjects who were between the ages of 5 to 8 at the time of diagnosis, with minimum follow-up of 3 years, were included in the study. Full ophthalmological examination was performed in every subjects and the information from every visit was retrieved for evaluation. Patients were divided into two groups according to the treatment they applied: patching and spectacle alone. RESULTS: The emmetropization process was similar to normal subjects after 3 years of follow-up, with a change of -0.71 D from the baseline spheric retinoscopy measurement in the spectacle group and -0.53 D in patching group (p > 0.809). Patching and spectacle use did not change the decrease in hypermetropia. Astigmatism and anisometropia scores did not show any difference in two groups in the 3-year follow-up period. CONCLUSION: The emmetropization process is similar to normal population in anisometropic subjects and spectacle use and patching therapy have no effects on this process. The anisometropia score does not change with patching and stays relatively the same during the follow-up in childhood.
Huban Atilla; Ekrem Kaya; Necile Erkam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Strabismus     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1744-5132     ISO Abbreviation:  Strabismus     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-20     Completed Date:  2009-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9310896     Medline TA:  Strabismus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Amblyopia / physiopathology*,  therapy
Child, Preschool
Recovery of Function
Refraction, Ocular*
Retrospective Studies
Sensory Deprivation

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