Article Text

PDF

Anisometropia in children: analysis of a hospital population.
  1. J de Vries

    Abstract

    In a hospital population of 1356 children 64 (4.7%) cases of anisometropia (at least 2 diopters in spherical or cylindrical power) were found. After the exclusion of all children with ocular lesions 53 remained. Twenty-seven (42%) of them had strabismus, which seemed to be related to accommodation effort rather than amount of anisometropia. Amblyopia was present in 17 (53%) of the patients with orthotropic anisometropia. Amblyopia increased with the amount of anisometropia. Therapy in the form of spectacle correction and part-time occlusion was successful in 47%. The success rate was related to the age of presentation.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.