Idiopathic amblyopia: a diagnosis of exclusion. A report of 3 patients.
Summary of "Idiopathic amblyopia: a diagnosis of exclusion. A report of 3 patients."
The aim of this study was to report the clinical course for 3 young patients diagnosed with idiopathic amblyopia.
School of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21524600
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optm.2011.02.003
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A nonspecific term referring to impaired vision. Major subcategories include stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia and toxic amblyopia. Stimulus deprivation-induced amblyopia is a developmental disorder of the visual cortex. A discrepancy between visual information received by the visual cortex from each eye results in abnormal cortical development. STRABISMUS and REFRACTIVE ERRORS may cause this condition. Toxic amblyopia is a disorder of the OPTIC NERVE which is associated with ALCOHOLISM, tobacco SMOKING, and other toxins and as an adverse effect of the use of some medications.
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