Impact of Cylinder Axis on the Treatment for Astigmatic Amblyopia – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To compare the effects of oblique astigmatism on refractive amblyopia in children aged 3–7 years with those having orthogonal astigmatism.Design: A retrospective review of medical records.Methods: The medical records of patients attending Tri-Service General Hospital in Taiwan from January 2003 to December 2010 were reviewed and summarized. Seventy-two children with oblique astigmatism-related refractive amblyopia (group 1) and 82 children with orthogonal astigmatism (group 2) were chosen. Characteristics such as baseline visual acuity (VA), the time course of VA improvement, refractive error, and family history were assessed.Results: Group 1 showed a worse baseline mean VA (± SD) of 0.61 (Read more...)

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