By Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber
A compilation of chosen papers, posters and lectures provided on the twenty ninth assembly of the eu Strabismological organization in Izmir, Turkey, June 2004, outlining the newest advancements within the fields of eye surgical procedure, imaginative and prescient screening, ophthalmology and similar disciplines. The spotlight of this assembly was once the designated lecture given through Gunter von Noorden, "History of Strabismology", integrated the following in complete. The assembly additionally lined a couple of vital difficulties linked to strabismology, together with ambyopia, botulinum toxin, Brown’s syndrome and congenital fibrosis syndrome. furthermore, new equipment and strategies are defined, giving a whole evaluation of the recent issues in strabismology for strabismologists, pediatric opthalmologists and orthoptists.
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3%). 7%). 0 D. 6%). 4%) was compliant to the patching therapy in this group. 7) after treatment. 1 sec arc (800 Ϫ 60). 01) before and after therapy were statistically significant. For one case that didn’t have stereopsis before therapy, 200 sec of arc was detected in the last visit. 4%). 6%) regressed one line. Strabismus surgery was recommended for this case that had 30 PD esotropia. 9%). The mean age of the cases was 8 years (min 6–max 9). 6%). 5%). 3%). 6) after treatment. Before treatment stereopsis was found in 5 cases with a mean value of 1600 sec arc (3000 Ϫ 400) and 312 sec arc (800 Ϫ 60) after treatment.
05). 4 folds in 9 years of age and under group. 05) was statistically insignificant. 01) in group under 9 years of age was higher than the group over 9 years of age. None of the cases had complaint of diplopia after completion of therapy. 4 DISCUSSION In treatment of amblyopia it in believed that the treatment must be given in younger ages and that the period of treatment prolongs with the increasing age and benefit reduces. Particularly for cases over 9 years of age that are recently diagnosed, there is doubt about whether treatment should be given or not.
The VA of the amblyopic eye at the last visit was recorded as the long term follow up VA. 2 Patch group At the initial visit the full cycloplegic refraction was prescribed to both eyes. Patients were instructed to occlude the sound eye with adhesive skin patches during waking hours. At follow up visits VA of both eyes was recorded. For patients who responded well to the treatment the amount of patching could be reduced. Compliance was determined by questioning the parents. At long term follow up visits maintenance therapy with part time patching was offered if necessary.
29th European Strabismological Associaton Meeting Transactions Izmir, Turkey, June 1-4, 2004 by Jan-Tjeerd H.N. de Faber