An exploratory study: prolonged periods of binocular stimulation can provide an effective treatment for childhood amblyopia

Pamela Jane Knox, Anita J. Simmers, Lyle S. Gray, Marie Cleary

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to explore the potential for treating childhood amblyopia with a binocular stimulus designed to correlate the visual input from both eyes. Eight strabismic, two anisometropic, and four strabismic and anisometropic amblyopes (mean age, 8.5 ± 2.6 years) undertook a dichoptic perceptual learning task for five sessions (each lasting 1 hour) over the course of a week. The training paradigm involved a simple computer game, which required the subject to use both eyes to perform the task.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-824
Number of pages8
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume53
Issue number2
Early online date14 Dec 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • vision sciences
  • amblyopia
  • perceptual learning therapy

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