Ist eine Amblyopietherapie bei schwerer organischer Augenerkrankung sinnlos [Does amblyopia therapy make sense in eyes with severe organic defects?]

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serval:BIB_33327
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Ist eine Amblyopietherapie bei schwerer organischer Augenerkrankung sinnlos [Does amblyopia therapy make sense in eyes with severe organic defects?]
Journal
Klinische Monatsblätter für Augenheilkunde
Author(s)
Lengyel D., Klainguti G., Mojon D.S.
ISSN
0023-2165
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Volume
221
Number
5
Pages
386-389
Language
german
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Abstract
BACKGROUND: In eyes with severe organic defects the question arises if amblyopia therapy makes sense. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three children are presented in whom despite severe organic eye diseases amblyopia therapy was tried. The first child had a unilateral large macular scar secondary to retinoblastoma treatment, the second a unilateral severe optic nerve atrophy secondary to an orbital hemangioma, and the third a unilateral large optic nerve coloboma. RESULTS: In the first case a reading visual acuity of 0.9 was achieved by occlusion therapy and in the second a reading visual acuity of 0.5. In the third case occlusion lead to alternation of the divergent strabismus (child too strongly retarded for reliable visual acuity measurements). CONCLUSIONS: During the sensitive phase, amblyopia therapy is also indicated in eyes with severe organic defects since good visual acuities can be achieved.
Keywords
Amblyopia/complications, Amblyopia/therapy, Child, Cicatrix/complications, Cicatrix/physiopathology, Coloboma/complications, Coloboma/physiopathology, Combined Modality Therapy, Comorbidity, Eye Diseases/complications, Eye Diseases/physiopathology, Eye Neoplasms/therapy, Female, Humans, Macula Lutea/physiopathology, Male, Optic Atrophy/complications, Optic Atrophy/physiopathology, Optic Nerve/abnormalities, Postoperative Complications/diagnosis, Postoperative Complications/physiopathology, Retinoblastoma/therapy
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