Prevalence of amblyopia in old people without previous screening and treatment. An evaluation of the present prophylactic procedures among children in Denmark

Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh). 1991 Dec;69(6):796-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1991.tb02063.x.


An epidemiological study of amblyopia was performed among old people without previous screening and treatment. The study revealed a prevalence of 2.9% (strabismic in 2.3%, anisometropic in 0.6%). Present residual amblyopia among Danish school children is about 1% according to literature. The rate of cure of amblyopia by the present Danish system of prophylaxis and treatment is estimated to be 60-70%.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amblyopia / epidemiology*
  • Amblyopia / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Random Allocation
  • Vision Screening