Amblyopia and Adaptive Optics

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by jarrun79, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. jarrun79

    jarrun79 Guest

    I'm a 25-year-old male with adult amblyopia, and although I know many
    things can be much worse, and although I haven't consciously noticed
    too many problems from it, I have noticed I've had quite a few car
    accidents on my right side (lazy side). Additionally, I cannot catch
    anything well, so I rarely play any ball sports (this doesn't bother
    me as much as it used to in high school).
    My question is on the ongoing research in adaptive optics that I
    initially found out about a few years ago on this website from the
    University of Rochester I know there's a
    lot of controversy over vision therapy and whether it works, but I'm
    wondering whether the application of adaptive optics might help in the
    treatment of adult amblyopia. Simply put, and from what I understand,
    adaptive optics is a way to account for the different aberrations of
    the eye by using surgery or custom contact lenses. So I guess several
    scans of the eye are performed, and based on the shape and aberrations
    of the eye, a custom contact lens is made, or surgery performed, so
    that the end result, in many cases, is vision that is better than
    20/20. I know amblyopia is partly neurological, but I'm wondering
    whether it's possible to use this technology with vision therapy in
    the treatment of amblyopia.
    If any research is currently being, or if anyone knows of any clinical
    trials recruitments please let me know at .
    jarrun79, Nov 1, 2004
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  2. jarrun79

    Dom Guest

    Not sure what you mean by "adult amblyopia", but anyway...

    Correction of aberrations by surgical or other means will not treat

    Some people believe that conventional amblyopia treatment (i.e. patching
    or atropine, in conjunction with appropriate glasses or contact lens)
    may still work in adults, if applied "aggressively" enough. However many
    others would say it's a waste of time once you are older than about 8.

    Vision therapy may be beneficial in the conventional treatment of
    amblyopia as described in the above paragraph.

    Dom, Nov 1, 2004
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