The prevalence of amblyopia in Germany: data from the prospective, population-based Gutenberg Health Study.

@article{Elflein2015ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of amblyopia in Germany: data from the prospective, population-based Gutenberg Health Study.},
  author={Heike Maria Elflein and Susanne Fresenius and Julia Lamparter and Susanne Pitz and Norbert Pfeiffer and Harald Binder and Philipp S Wild and A. Vajhi Mirshahi},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 19},
  pages={338-44}
}
BACKGROUND Amblyopia is due to insufficient development of the visual system in early childhood and is a major source of lifelong impairment of visual acuity. Too little is known about the prevalence of amblyopia in Germany and the frequency of its various causes. METHODS The Gutenberg Health Study of the University of Mainz Faculty of Medicine is an ongoing population-based, prospective, monocentric cohort study with 15 010 participants aged 35 to 74. All participants are examined for the… CONTINUE READING
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