Reading capacity in cases of 'cured' strabismic amblyopia

Trans Ophthalmol Soc U K (1962). 1980;100(4):501-3.


Fifty cases of cured amblyopia were examined in relation to distance vision, near vision, and reading capacity. Occlusion had been abandoned at age 8; the examination was made at age 12. Although linear vision for distance and near was full, reading capacity was markedly impaired. In order to prevent this 'reading amblyopia', sneaking-out or tapering-off occlusion with alternating calibrated filters is continued until the child can read fluently with each eye.

MeSH terms

  • Amblyopia / etiology
  • Amblyopia / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Reading*
  • Strabismus / complications
  • Vision, Ocular