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Original Article

Fusion and stereopsis in children with refractive amblyopia

Keywords : Amblyopia Anisometropia, Isoametropia, Stereopsis, Fusion

Citation Information : Fusion and stereopsis in children with refractive amblyopia. 2021; 95 (6E):244-250.

DOI: 10.24875/RMOE.M21000192

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 05-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021 Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología. Published by Permanyer


Objective: To determine the binocular function in patients with refractive amblyopia. Method: Cross-sectional study in patients between 5 and 18 years old with refractive amblyopia treated for the first time in the pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus consultation of the Instituto Cubano de Oftalmología Ramón Pando Ferrer. Results: No significant correlation was found between the depth of amblyopia and the magnitude of anisometropia in the right eye (p = 0.217) or in the left eye (p = -0.130), and neither between the magnitude of anisometropia and stereopsis (p = 0.260). Patients with isoametropic amblyopia reached a subnormal stereopsis > 100” in 53.3%. Conclusions: There is no association between the magnitude of anisometropia and the depth of amblyopia, fusion and stereopsis. In most patients with refractive amblyopia, stereopsis is deteriorated, thus affecting binocular function.

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