In one such case study of the treatment of amblyopia in an adult, Anita Simmers and Lyle Gray (both based in Glasgow Caledonian University) reported the case of a 30-year-old strabismic amblyope
Figure 7 The proportion of practitioners willing to fit a young amblyope
with contact lenses (Question 11) Be happy to fit her for full time 58% wear providing her mum is aware of the risk involved Agree to fit her but only for 34% occasional wear providing her mum is aware of the risk involved Refuse to fit her due to her age 8% and/or amblyopia and advise thinner spec lenses Note: Table made from pie chart.
Although amblyopia is usually diagnosed as a decrease in vision in a single eye, amblyopes
also suffer widespread deficits in spatial function.
Table 3: Status after 3 Months Post-occlusion Therapy in Different Degree of Amblyopes
Post-Occlusion Therapy--Third Month Degree of Amblyopia Improved Not Improved Total Moderate Amblyopia 30 6 36 Row% 83.
Characteristics of glucose metabolism in the visual cortex of amblyopes
using positron-emission tomography and statistical parametric mapping.
Cobb CJ, Russell K, Cox A, MacEwen CJ, 2002, Factors influencing visual outcome in anisometropic amblyopes
, Br J Ophthalmol;
Mean RNFLT has been shown to be lower in amblyopes
compared to normal individuals by Duranoglu.
Ciuffreda KJ, Kenyon RV Accommodative vergence and accommodation in normals, amblyopes
, and strabismics.
CONCLUSIONS: This study proved that among the types of unilateral amblyopia reported at our hospital during the study period there were statistically significant relation in RMS of Total HOA, COMA (3,-1), TREFOIL (3,-3) and SPHERICAL (4, 0) especially among Myopic Amblyopes
A key 'take home' message was that the conventional sensitive period does not apply to orthotropic anisometropic amblyopes
and acuity improvements can be obtained at virtually any age.
The first is that children and amblyopes
suffer more from the effects of crowding and accurate VA measures are a key component in the attempt to detect and diagnose visual disorders that first emerge in early life but whose effects can last a lifetime.
continued to show improvement with spectacle correction alone for up to 30 weeks.