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    Refractive Surgery for Amblyopia

    Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2022
    Amblyopia, Pediatric Ophth/Strabismus

    In this presentation from Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day 2022, Dr. Evelyn Paysse discusses why refractive surgery is a reasonable treatment for severe refractive error in children with amblyopia who do not respond to standard therapy. Topics include the following:

    • diagnoses to consider for pediatric refractive surgery
    • types of refractive surgery
    • isoametropia associated with amblyopia
    • corneal status long term after pediatric photorefractive keratectomy
    • refractive procedures for ultrahigh refractive error

    She concludes that surgery results in improvements in refractive error, vision, stereopsis, communication skills, socialization, and activities of daily living.