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Background: It is reported that 0.2 to 5.3% of children suffer from amblyopia. The traditional treatment for amblyopia has been to correct the refractive error and occlude the non-amblyopic eye. Compliance, however, with patching is a significant problem. The aim of this study was to investigate the parental knowledge of amblyopia and its treatment. We also(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the ability of tests of visual function to detect the presence of eye disease. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS Three thousand six hundred fifty-four of 4433 (82.4%) eligible residents of an area near Sydney aged 49 years and older had a detailed eye examination, including retinal and lens photography and subsequent(More)
INTRODUCTION The Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), formed in 1997, has been dedicated to clinical research of eye diseases affecting children. Over the last three years, PEDIG has studied the efficacy of amblyopia treatment regimes, and has followed the long-term outcomes of these regimes. These studies are known as the Amblyopia Treatment(More)
This paper compares the performance of color defective patients on the Farnsworth Lantern test in both unlit and lit room conditions. We examined 18 dichromats and 33 anomalous trichromats, as diagnosed by the Mark I Nagel Anomaloscope. No statistically significant differences were found between their performance in the two conditions.
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