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Patching recommendations for amblyopia not being followed in clinics
Patching recommendations for amblyopia not being followed in clinics

(February 7, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Toronto – A new report published in Ophthalmology examines whether evidence-based patching recommendations from are being implemented in clinical practice. Researchers studied over 120 children with amblyopia who were seen by both academic and community ophthalmologists, examining whether recommendations from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) were being implemented. Results showed that children with moderate amblyopia were prescribed patching for a mean of 3.2 hours a day, though recommendations indicate only 2 hours of daily treatment. Children with severe amblyopia were prescribed a mean of only 3.9 hours a day, though recommended treatment is 6 hours a day. Amblyopic eye acuity during follow-up for both groups was reduced when compared children who took part in PEDIG.

 
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