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When acuity was used to evaluate amblyopia in children, the amblyopic eye had decreased acuity and the nonamblyopic eye had normal acuity. However when Contrast Sensitivity Functions (CSFs) were used to evaluate amblyopia, losses in the CSF were discovered in both the amblyopic and the nonamblyopic eyes. During the course of occlusion therapy, the amblyopic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of two low doses of levodopa/carbidopa (25/6.25 mg, 50/12.5 mg) and placebo (Tums) in 20 children with amblyopia between the ages of 4 and 14 years. METHODS A double-masked placebo-controlled randomized 8-hour study was performed during which subjects received one of two doses of levodopa/carbidopa or(More)
To determine the threshold characteristics of optokinetic nystagmus (OKN), contrast thresholds for involuntary OKN were measured for gratings of different spatial frequency to yield an OKN-contrast sensitivity function (OKN-CSF). The OKN-CSF resembled an inverted U-shaped function with temporal-to-nasal and nasal-to-temporal movement yielding similar(More)
Cognitive and behavioral functioning in school-aged sons of early onset alcoholics, late onset alcoholics, normal social drinking fathers, and depressed fathers were compared on a battery of neuropsychological measures. Sons of early onset alcoholics performed more poorly than offspring of the normal fathers on tests measuring attention and verbal(More)
Contrast sensitivity functions (CSF's) were measured in the amblyopic and dominant eyes of 17 strabismic and 28 anisometropic children and in 19 similar age normal controls. A three-alternative forced-choice procedure was used to measure CSF's with the VCTS 6500. The results revealed reduced contrast sensitivity (CS) in both the amblyopic and dominant eyes(More)
Pattern visual-evoked response binocular summation (VERBS) was recorded in normal infants, between the ages of 1-58 months, and in similar-aged esotropic infants before and at various times after corrective surgery. The normal subjects had no significant VERBS at 1.5 months of age, developed a rapid acceleration of VERBS between 1.5-3 months, and then(More)
Three patients with fourth cranial nerve palsy underwent a recession of the ipsilateral inferior oblique muscle. In all three cases, the inferior oblique muscle was anteriorly displaced to the temporal border of the inferior rectus muscle. In the immediate postoperative period, all three patients developed a hypotropia and diplopia in the primary position(More)
The purpose of the present study is to determine how long visual function improves during levodopa/carbidopa with part-time occlusion treatment in older amblyopic children. A 7-week open clinical trial of levodopa (0.55 mg/kg, three times daily) with 25% carbidopa combined with part-time occlusion (3 hours/day), was undertaken in 15 older (mean age, 8.87(More)
We present a series of 12 consecutive cases of optic nerve hypoplasia. Eight of these were unassociated with significant CNS malformations; of these, two had tomographic evidence of cerebral atrophy. This represents the first adequately documented cases of isolated cerebral atrophy associated with optic nerve hypoplasia. We discuss the increasing prevalence(More)