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Factors relating to visual acuity in children who have been treated for convergent squint.
  1. R M Ingram,
  2. C Walker,
  3. B Billingham,
  4. J Lucas and
  5. S Dally
  1. Kettering District General Hospital, Northants.


    Retrospective analysis of a selected sample of children who presented with convergent squint has shown that abnormal meridional hypermetropia (3.5 D or more) at age 1 was the principal factor associated with severe amblyopia (6/24 or less) remaining after conventional treatment. Neither the reported age of onset nor delay in presentation influenced the final visual outcome.

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