Anisometropia in children: analysis of a hospital population

Jelle de Vries

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    In a hospital population of 1356 children 64 (4.7%) cases of anisometropia (at least 2 dioptres 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)504-507
    Number of pages4
    JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1985


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