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Amblyopia

  • Pamela F. GallinEmail author
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Abstract

Amblyopia forms the basis for many pediatric ophthalmic clinical diseases and subsequent visual rehabilitation. However, treatment can be exceedingly daunting. Both parents and children require a great deal of moral support and cajoling. Often, various types of treatment must be substituted to gain the compliance of these children and their families. When properly prescribed and followed, occlusive amblyopic therapy can convert a relatively non-seeing eye into one with remarkably good acuity.

Keywords

Amblyopia Occlusive patch for amblyopia Bangerter films Optical penalization Patching failures in amblyopia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute,Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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