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amblyopia

[am′blē′ōp·ē·ə]
(medicine)
Dimness of vision, especially that not due to refractive errors or organic disease of the eye; may be congenital or acquired.
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36) The present study failed to find a significant difference between amblyopic and fellow eyes, as mean optic disc area was similar between amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes of patients with both myopia and hyperopia (Table 1).
Laser refractive surgery is an effective option for improving the visual acuity in children with an amblyopic eye in association with Anisometropia.
2700 children were screened in this study out of which 54 children were found to be amblyopic.
Pupil size measurements were performed with an ocular wavefront analyzer Amblyopic eyes and fellow eyes were compared with regard to pupil diameter, spherical refractive error, magnitude of astigmatism, spherical equivalent, and best-corrected visual acuity on Snellen chart.
There have been many other reports of improvement in amblyopic eye function amongst adults following the onset of age-related pathology, in particular macular disease.
16) So, for patients with orthotropic anisometropic amblyopia, especially if they are not wearing an appropriate refractive correction for their amblyopic eye, there is a real possibility that contact lenses will bring about an improvement over time in the best-corrected acuity in the affected eye.
Professor Levi, Dean of the School of Optometry, gave a fascinating overview of his work on amblyopia and plasticity in the visual system with his presentation entitled 'Removing the brakes on plasticity in the amblyopic brain.
Nine amblyopic volunteers wore them for an hour a day over the two-week period when playing Tetris.
In another scenario, 92% of practitioners were happy to fit an amblyopic 11-yearold child with contact lenses, providing the parent(s) were aware of the risks; 82% of the respondents said they would fit daily disposables as their first choice, with none choosing to fit RGP lenses.
Also note the further complication that temporal-nasal OKN can be reduced in an amblyopic eye.