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Effectiveness of binocularity-stimulating treatment in children with residual amblyopia following occlusion

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Title
Effectiveness of binocularity-stimulating treatment in children with residual amblyopia following occlusion
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BMC Ophthalmology, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12886-018-0922-z
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Haeng-Jin Lee, Seong-Joon Kim

Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness of binocularity-stimulating treatment in children with residual amblyopia following occlusion therapy for more than 6 months. Of patients with amblyopia caused by anisometropia and/or strabismus, patients with residual amblyopia following more than 6 months of occlusion therapy were included. Subjects underwent one of the following types of binocularity-stimulating therapy: Bangerter foil (BF), head-mounted display (HMD) game, or BF/HMD combination (BF + HMD). Factors including age, sex, types of amblyopia, visual acuity, and duration of treatment were investigated. Baseline and final (after at least 2 months of treatment) visual acuity were also compared. Twenty-two patients with a mean age of 8.7 ± 1.3 years were included. Seven patients had anisometropic amblyopia, 8 patients had strabismic amblyopia, and 7 patients had combined amblyopia. After 4.4 ± 1.8 months of treatment, logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR) visual acuity in the amblyopic eye improved from 0.22 ± 0.20 to 0.18 ± 0.15. Five of 22 patients (22.7%) gained more than 0.2 logMAR, including 1 of 10 patients (10.0%) in the BF group, 2 of 7 patients (28.6%) in the HMD group, and 2 of 5 patients (40.0%) in the BF + HMD group. No significant differences in clinical characteristics were identified among the three groups. Binocularity-stimulating therapy is somewhat beneficial in children with residual amblyopia and might be attempted when children no longer benefit from sufficient long-term period of occlusion therapy.

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Student > Ph. D. Student 3 30%
Unspecified 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 2 20%
Student > Master 1 10%
Student > Bachelor 1 10%
Other 1 10%
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Nursing and Health Professions 3 30%
Unspecified 2 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 10%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 10%
Other 2 20%

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