The outcome of combining home based and clinic based amblyopia therapy among preschool children

Rokiah Omar, Victor Feizal Knight, Duratul Ain Hussin

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This study determined the outcome of combining home based and clinic based amblyopia therapy among preschool children. A total of 479 preschool children were randomly selected for vision screening. Amblyopic therapy was prescribed to children whose visual acuity (VA) could not be improved to <0.1 LogMAR after a 6 week adaptation period with glasses. Intensive near work activities were conducted daily at home for 12 weeks, monitored by parents while weekly therapy was conducted at the optometry clinic by an optometrist. Six preschool children were diagnosed with refractive amblyopia, spherical equivalent (SE) was -11.25D to +0.75D. Significant improvement was found in the VA of right eye, t(6) = 3.07, left eye t(6) = 3.07 and both eyes t(6) = 3.42) p<0.05, at the end of the 12 week therapy. Combining home based and clinic based amblyopia therapy among preschool children showed a positive improvement in VA after 12 weeks of therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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Amblyopia
Preschool Children
Visual Acuity
Therapeutics
Vision Screening
Optometry
Glass
Parents
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Keywords

  • Amblyopia
  • Preschool children
  • Visually impaired

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The outcome of combining home based and clinic based amblyopia therapy among preschool children. / Omar, Rokiah; Knight, Victor Feizal; Hussin, Duratul Ain.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 68, No. 3, 06.2013, p. 245-248.

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Omar, Rokiah ; Knight, Victor Feizal ; Hussin, Duratul Ain. / The outcome of combining home based and clinic based amblyopia therapy among preschool children. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2013 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 245-248.
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