Esotropic children with amblyopia: effects of patching on acuity

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1988;226(4):309-12. doi: 10.1007/BF02172956.


The rates of improvement of acuity in response to full-time occlusion therapy of 30 esotropic patients with amblyopia were determined. The children's ages at the time of full-time patching ranged from about 3 to 10 years. In keeping with clinical experience, the rate of acuity improvement during patching was slower for older than younger patients. The age-related changes in responsiveness to patching were modeled nonlinearly to provide quantitative guidelines for management of occlusion therapy of esotropic children with amblyopia.

MeSH terms

  • Amblyopia / complications*
  • Amblyopia / physiopathology
  • Amblyopia / therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Esotropia / complications*
  • Humans
  • Occlusive Dressings*
  • Strabismus / complications*
  • Time Factors
  • Visual Acuity*