Journal article

'It's too late'. Is it really? Considerations for amblyopia treatment in older children

Marianne EF Piano, Anita J Simmers

Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

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 vision anomalies from eyecare professional bodies does not specifically make reference to a child's age, beyond stating the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of strabismus/amblyopia. However, there have been many changes in the way we view the recovery period for amblyopia, and it is well demonstrated ..

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