Category: Amblyopia

Astigmatism – A Primer

Astigmatism – A silent and invisible thief. No one should expect parents to understand how vision works, let alone how this might affect their children – even though they might observe very clearly the effects of significant visual impediments. Astigmatism,…

Binasal Occlusion for Infantile Esotropia

The following arises from a discussion in the DOC-L mail list sponsored by SCO. The topic was the use of binasal occluders (varying opacity sectoral occlusion applied to spectacle lenses to encourage lateral muscle function and spatial awareness). Typically, such…

Visual Plasticity

From the TED.com post below: Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain’s visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual…

Atropine in Amblopia

It is fairly common still to for OD’s and MD’s to use atropine penalization for amblyopia treatment, and that this can continue for up to a year or more. Still, there is very little data supporting this practice over other…