Validation of a computerised logMAR visual acuity measurement system (COMPlog): Comparison with ETDRS and the electronic ETDRS testing algorithm in adults and amblyopic
(36) * There is a substantial risk of blindness in amblyopic
patients from injury or disease to the healthy eye.
Professor Paul McGraw, of the Visual Neuroscience Group, said: "Andrew's results suggest that the adult amblyopic
visual system retains a great deal more neural plasticity than previously thought.
The youngsters, aged 3-6 years, all had vision scores between 20/40 and 20/80 in the amblyopic
eye at the start of the trial.
An eye that does not see clearly even though it has no disease and has corrective lenses in front of it, is said to be "lazy" or amblyopic
. Amblyopia occurs mainly among children who have a different amount of farsightedness or nearsightedness in one eye than in the other or who have one eye directed away from the object seen by the other eye (strabismus).
The patient did have reduced visual acuity in the eye that was subsequently diagnosed with wet AMD, but as the patient was thought to be amblyopic
in this eye, it would have been more difficult to link this finding with the condition that later developed without the benefit of hindsight.
de Decker, "Improved fixation of unilateral suture operation of the rectus medialis muscle of the amblyopic
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Objectives: To assess and compare contrast sensitivity function in the previously amblyopic
and non-amblyopic "normal" eyes of patients with microtropia and anisometropia who achieved 20/20 visual acuity after occlusion therapy.
One paradigmatic case would be the monitoring of neuroplasticity in young amblyopic
children, as short-term homeostatic plasticity has been recently shown to be present in adult amblyopic
patients  and to be predictive of the occlusion therapy outcome in anisometropic children .
18% of the patients in our study were amblyopic
. This indicates towards the importance of ophthalmic examination in newborns with craniofacial anomalies as early as possible, even before corrective surgeries.
The inclusion criterion was anisometropia as the only cause of decreased vision in the amblyopic
After 6 months, the mean change in visual acuity from baseline in the amblyopic
eye improved in both groups of children, with those in the atropine group improving by 2.84 lines and those in the patching group improving by 3.16 lines.