Clinical Translation of Recommendations from Randomized Clinical Trials on Patching Regimen for Amblyopia

Purpose: To investigate whether the evidence-based recommendations by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) as initial treatment of amblyopia have been implemented into clinical practice and to discuss the necessary steps in translating evidence-based knowledge to inform clinical decision making. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Participants: Children with amblyopia seen from 2007 through 2009 by academic and community ophthalmologists in a large urban center in North America that serves a population of more than 8 million. Using PEDIG criteria, moderate amblyopia was defined as visual acuity between 20/40 and 20/80 (Read more...)

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