Atropine penalisation versus occlusion as the primary treatment for amblyopia.

  title={Atropine penalisation versus occlusion as the primary treatment for amblyopia.},
  author={A A Foley-Nolan and Amanda McCann and Michael O'Keefe},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={81 1},
AIMS/BACKGROUND Pharmacological penalisation of non-amblyopic eyes is an infrequently used alternative to occlusion for treating amblyopia. The authors compared the efficacy of atropine penalisation and that of occlusion as a primary treatment for amblyopia. METHODS Thirty six newly diagnosed patients with amblyopia were allocated to two groups for treatment. Eighteen patients in each group were treated either with atropine penalisation (group A) or occlusion therapy (group P). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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