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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.