Novel Approaches on Amblyopia Treatment: Currently Available Evidence

Fuensanta Vera-Diaz

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Failure to identify children with amblyopia at young ages, when treatment is most successful, and patient failure to complete therapies leaves clinicians with a limited ability to treat amblyopic patients.

Amblyopia is a neurological developmental disorder that presents with deficits in spatiotemporal vision processing and abnormal binocular vision. Yet, the standard clinical therapy for amblyopia is monocular penalization of the non-amblyopic eye, using patching or atropine. Poor compliance, related to impaired vision and quality of life, is a major challenge. 

Novel techniques that promote binocular vision and stereopsis currently under investigation will be discussed.


Year: 2016

Program Number: BV112016

Author Affiliation: New England College of Optometry

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Room: 210A-D