Ametropic amblyopia

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Ametropic amblyopia
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Ametropic amblyopia, is a medical condition in which the retina cannot focus on the image of a distant object, a condition often described as reduced visual acuity. This is due to large uncorrected refractive errors in the patient's optic system of the eyes.[1][2] Astigmatism is one of the most frequent causes of ametropic amblyopia.[3]


  1. ^ WK Yip, Wilson; SP Fan, Dorothy (Sep 2007). "Amblyopia: An overview" (PDF). Medical Bulletin. The Hong Kong Medical Diary.
  2. ^ "Amblyopia (lazy eye)". Co-operative Group Limited.
  3. ^ CD, Noche (Jul 2011). "Prevalence and etiology of amblyopia of children in Yaoundé, aged 5-15 years". Medical Center Innel, University Mountain Institute.

Further reading[edit]

  • Moseley, Merrick J., et al. "Effectiveness of occlusion therapy in ametropic amblyopia: a pilot study." British Journal of Ophthalmology 81.11 (1997): 956-961.
  • Cavazos, H.; et al. (1993). "Ametropic Amblyopia". Informa Plc. pp. 63–67.
  • Abraham, S. V. "Bilateral ametropic amblyopia." J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 1 (1964): 57-61.
  • Werner, D. B., and W. E. Scott. "Amblyopia case reports--bilateral hypermetropic ametropic amblyopia." Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus 22.5 (1984): 203-205.
  • Moseley, Merrick J; et al. (1997). "Effectiveness of occlusion therapy in ametropic amblyopia: a pilot study". British Journal of Ophthalmology. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. pp. 956–961. doi:10.1136/bjo.81.11.956.