Amblyopia therapy in children identified by photoscreening.


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Abstract

OBJECTIVETo determine the efficacy of amblyopia treatment in children identified through a community photoscreening program.METHODSPercentage of successfully treated amblyopic children.RESULTSOf 901 children evaluated after being referred from photoscreening, 551 had amblyopiogenic risk factors without amblyopia, 185 were diagnosed with amblyopia, and 165 were false positives. Of 185 children with amblyopia, 125 met inclusion criteria for analysis and 78% (97 of 125) were successfully treated.CONCLUSIONSThe success rate of amblyopia treatment in children identified through our photoscreening program is high. This study supports the role of photoscreening programs in the prevention of amblyopia-related vision loss. Such early screening may translate to true visual acuity improvement.BACKGROUNDThe authors have no proprietary or commercial interest in any of the materials discussed in this article.

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