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The negative impact of amblyopia from a population perspective: untreated amblyopia almost doubles the lifetime risk of bilateral visual impairment
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    Re: Amblyopia and visual function

    Dear Editor,

    I appreciate the letter by Dr. Lempert regarding Dr. Nilsson's Editorial to our study of the extension of the period of bilateral visual impairment (BVI) in persons with untreated amblyopia, and the response by Dr. Nilsson. A slight misunderstanding may arise, however, from the first sentence of Dr. Lempert's letter: "It is not surprising that amblyopes are at higher risk of bilateral visual impairm...

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    Dear Editor,

    In a reply to my editorial in the November issue, Dr Lempert raises several valid concerns regarding vision screening for amblyopia. I would like to thank Dr Lempert for his reply and this possibility for a discussion on a difficult and important topic!

    I was, however, slightly surprised to find that the reply is written as a rebuttal of my arguments, while I am of the same opinion as Dr Lempert, and have...

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    Amblyopia and visual function

    Re: van Leeuwen R, Eijkemans MJC, Vingerling JR, Hofman A, de Jong PTVM, Simonsz HJ Risk of bilateral visual impairment in individuals with amblyopia: the Rotterdam study BJO 2007;91 (11): 1450

    Josefin Nilsson The negative impact of amblyopia from a population perspective: untreated amblyopia almost doubles the lifetime risk of bilateral visual impairment. BJO 2007;91 (11): 1417

    Dear Editor

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