Improvement of amblyopia after injury of the fellow eye

Hiroko Fujiyoshi, Yoshiko Takai, Kiyoko Ukai, Keiji Hirano, Hiroko Terasaki

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Background : It is assumed that visual function develops until the age of 8 years and that treatment for amblyopia ought to be started before this age. Purpose : To report a case in whom amblyopia in the right eye improved after injury to the left eye. Case : A 11-year-old boy presented with rupture of the left eye due to injury by a fishing hook. Corrected visual acuity was 0.7 right and 0.4 left after treatment. He was seen at the age of 20 years because of exotropia and diplopia. Corrected visual acuity was 0.8 right and 0.3 left. He had exotropia by 35Δ. Stereoscopy was absent after prismatic correction of eye position. Corrected visual acuity improved to 0.9 right and 0.4 left after recession of lateral rectus of the left eye. Stereoscopy was imperfectly present. Conclusion : Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye improved after 11 years of age. Stereoscopic perception after strabismus surgery may have been present before injury to the fellow eye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1216
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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