Vision function recovery during orthoptic therapy in an adult esotropic amblyope

J Am Optom Assoc. 1986 Feb;57(2):132-40.


Orthoptic therapy was instituted in a 29-year-old patient having moderate amblyopia, constant small-angle esotropia, and large and steady eccentric fixation. This combination of factors, especially the age, pointed toward a poor prognosis for attainment of markedly improved vision function. Rate of recovery of several monocular vision functions was monitored during one year of orthoptic therapy. Results showed substantial improvement in most areas, thus providing evidence of neural plasticity at multiple sites in the visual pathways in this adult amblyope.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular
  • Adult
  • Amblyopia / complications
  • Amblyopia / physiopathology
  • Amblyopia / therapy*
  • Esotropia / complications*
  • Evoked Potentials, Visual
  • Fixation, Ocular
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Orthoptics*
  • Strabismus / complications*
  • Visual Acuity