Amblyopia: A Long-Term Follow-Up

J Pediatr Ophthalmol. Nov-Dec 1977;14(6):333-6.


This report concerns the late results of therapy in the treatment of strabismic amblyopia. Of the patients who achieved a visual acuity of 20/40 or better (56%), 40 percent maintained this on prolonged follow-up. Those whose visual acuity deteriorated, the majority lost two lines or less in their acuity. Close follow-up and repeated patching of such patients is indicated. Eccentric fixation at the onset of amblyopia treatment is a poor prognostic sign. Two-thirds of those who were eccentric at the onset were eccentric at the final follow-up examination.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Amblyopia / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Fixation, Ocular
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Visual Acuity