Age and prevalence of amblyopia in Ghana

The overall aim of this study was to determine the pattern and prevalence of amblyopia and assess the treatment options used in a rural hospital in Ghana. The authors conducted a retrospective study from 2014-2018. Of 12,860 clinical records, 12,602...

Binocular viewing amblyopia therapy

The authors compared conventional occlusion therapy for amblyopia with binocular viewing amblyopia therapy (MFBF) for effects on binocular vision and visual acuity. During MFBF the amblyopic eye perceives the target while the fellow eye perceives the background. Both eyes see...

CAT-QoL questionnaire

The purpose of this study was to use Rasch analysis to inform the refinement of the CAT-QoL amblyopia treatment questionnaire. Of the 342 subjects that were recruited across nine centres, 315 had sufficient clinical data for analysis with RUMM software....

Children’s perspectives of amblyopia treatment

This study measured the impact of amblyopia treatment (patching and atropine) on health-related quality of life from the child’s perspective using the Child Amblyopia Treatment Quality of Life (CATQoL) questionnaire. The study recruited 46 children with no treatment in the...

Quality of life measurement in amblyopia

This study aimed to explore the psychometric properties of the CATQoL instrument and to determine the ability of it to measure the impact of amblyopia treatment from a child’s perspective. A total of 342 children were recruited with analysis presented...

Microtropia as an amblyopia indicator

This study was undertaken to determine if microtropia with identity (straight eye anisometropia) is a reliable indicator of amblyopia following optical correction. This was a retrospective review of 532 children aged four to five years. After two months of glasses...

Amblyopia prevalence in Bulgaria

The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence of amblyopia in children aged 4 to 10 years in Bulgaria. This cross-section epidemiology study had proportional stratified sample methods across five cities in Western Bulgaria. Of 1675 children, 42...

Electronic treatment reminders

The authors report the results of a small pilot study to measure the use of electronic reminders for children undergoing treatment for amblyopia with patching by assessing changes in visual acuity, reported compliance and ease of use of the reminder...

Comparison of vision screening programmes

The purpose was to examine the treatment that children underwent as a result of being identified with reduced vision at school screening. The level of improvement in vision was identified and the time taken to achieve maximum visual acuity. There...

Screening accuracy

In this study the authors observed whether and how well orthoptic tests are performed by non-orthoptists in a screening setting. They assessed the quality of screening tests by semi-structured observations of youth health care (YHC) physicians who screened children aged...

15 prism test for anisometropic amblyopia

The authors aimed to investigate the accuracy of the 15^ base in prism test (BIPT) in detecting amblyopia in anisometropic patients. This was a retrospective study in which the 15^BI was placed before the right eye followed by the left...

Occlusion amblyopia

The authors report a case of binocular diplopia developing in an eight-year-old autistic child following two hours of total occlusion per day for six weeks. The child did not automatically resuppress once occlusion was stopped. Occlusion with Blenderm tape prevented...

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