Thursday, September 27, 2012

Successful Improvement of Eyesight with Therapy for Patients with Lazy Eye Proven Possible at Later Ages by Many New Scientific Studies

Successful Improvement of Eyesight with Therapy for Patients with Lazy Eye Proven Possible at Later Ages by Many New Scientific Studies

 .....There is still a general belief that amblyopia can be treated only up to various ages, such as seven (7), ten (10) or twelve (12) years old. This belief persists despite many recent scientific studies and decades of clinical reports on treatments that yield significant visual improvement and best outcomes in older children and even adult amblyopes (see references). Notably, a 2005 multi-site study by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health demonstrated that children, ages 13 to 17, could improve vision in their amblyopic eye with a combination of glasses, patching, and near vision activities while wearing a patch. No patients over the age of 17 were included in that study so that the report does not set an upper age limit for successful treatment in older children or adults. Since that 2005 study, numerous additional studies have been done on visual improvement of lazy eye in patients over twelve years of age, including adults. Yet, these new discoveries about the treatment of lazy eye at later ages have generally not found their way into general medical eye care practice......

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