Treatment of astigmatism-related amblyopia in 3- to 5-year-old children

Erin M. Harvey, Velma Dobson, Joseph M. Miller, Duane L. Sherrill

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Best-corrected acuity was measured for vertical and horizontal gratings and for Lea Symbols® recognition acuity in 3- to 5-year-old children with high astigmatism and in non-astigmatic children. There was significant amblyopia among astigmatic children at baseline. There was no evidence that eyeglass correction of astigmatism resulted in a reduction in amblyopia over a 4-month average treatment duration (although vision in astigmatic children was significantly improved immediately upon eyeglass correction, indicating that eyeglass correction did provide a visual benefit). Treatment outcome results are discussed in terms of both methodological issues and theoretical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1634
Number of pages12
JournalVision Research
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jun 2004


  • Amblyopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Children
  • Sensitive periods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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