Amblyopia in Childhood Eyelid Ptosis – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To report the prevalence and causes of amblyopia among children with ptosis diagnosed in a well-defined population over a 40-year period.Design: Retrospective, population-based cohort study.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 107 patients younger than 19 years for the prevalence and causes of amblyopia who were diagnosed with childhood ptosis and were residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, from January 1, 1965, through December 31, 2004.Results: Amblyopia was diagnosed in 16 (14.9%) of the 107 patients with childhood ptosis. Fourteen (14.6%) of 96 patients diagnosed with a congenital form of ptosis demonstrated amblyopia. Twelve (14.8%) of the 81 patients diagnosed (Read more...)

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