A term introduced by Bangerter to include all forms of treatment for amblyopia, particularly any associated with eccentric fixation.
[pleo- + optics]
pleoptics(plē-ŏp′tĭks) [″ + optikos, sight]
An obsolete method of eye exercises created to stimulate and train an amblyopic eye.
pleopticsA method of treatment for AMBLYOPIA, especially for those cases in which the wrong part of the retina is being used (eccentric fixation). The method forces the subject to use the central, highly sensitive part (the fovea).
A method of treating amblyopia with eccentric fixation, which consists of dazzling the eccentrically fixating retinal area with high illumination while protecting the fovea with a disc projected onto the fundus and thereby rendering the fovea more responsive to fixation stimuli. There exist several variations of this procedure, but the therapy is very fastidious. See occlusion treatment; orthoptics; Visuscope.