How Do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Manage Amblyopia?
Pediatric ophthalmologists appear to approach amblyopia management differently, according to a recent study. Investigators administered a 10-question survey to 74 pediatric ophthalmologists. Among the findings:
- Three-fourths said they would prescribe refractive correction to 3-year-olds with untreated anisometropic amblyopia prior to initiating occlusion therapy.
- In children with coexisting exotropia, 57% recommended refractive and occlusion therapy until significant visual improvement, then surgery.
- However, 30% would perform surgery sooner.
- 57% said they would stop occlusion therapy at ≥10 years of age.
You can read more here.
Laplant J, Vagge A, Nelson L. Practice Patterns in the Management of Amblyopia: A Survey Study. [Published online March 16, 2018]. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
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