2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part I: Strabismus
Chapter 6: Amblyopia
Binocular amblyopia treatments have recently shown some promise in amblyopic children with orthotropia or small-angle strabismus. In these treatments, the child engages in active or passive visual tasks that require simultaneous perception and are performed on an electronic device under dichoptic viewing conditions. The relative salience of amblyopic and fellow eye input can be adjusted over the course of treatment.
Birch EE, Li SL, Jost RM, et al. Binocular iPad treatment for amblyopia in preschool children. J AAPOS. 2015;19(1):6–11.
Holmes JM, Manh VM, Lazar EL, et al; for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Effect of a binocular iPad game vs part-time patching in children aged 5 to 12 years with amblyopia: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134(12):1391–1400.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.