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Treatment of Amblyopia

  • Nigel W. Daw
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Abstract

The treatment of amblyopia depends on the cause. In all cases, vision therapy is required—that is, exercises to teach the patient to move his/her eyes and to detect fine detail. Refractive correction is also usually needed, and these two factors together may be sufficient. In some cases, the eyes may need to be aligned, and in some cases a cataract or corneal opacity removed. Activity, movement, and eye-hand coordination are all important. Getting the eyes to work together should be done as soon as possible, to improve binocular function as well as acuity in the amblyopic eye. The treatment should be started as early as possible after the amblyopia has been detected. Clinicians also now realize that, if the patient has not been treated for one reason or another, adults with amblyopia can also be cured.

Keywords

Perceptual Learning Binocular Vision Stereoscopic Vision Monocular Deprivation Visuomotor Coordination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nigel W. Daw
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  1. 1.BranfordUSA

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