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Educational intervention improves adherence to patching, but not visual outcomes

September 12, 2014

Researchers discovered that educational and motivational intervention can improve program participation in patching regimens for amblyopic children.

A total of 62 children with newly diagnosed amblyopia took part in one of two treatment arms with and without educational material. Each group was prescribed patching for 10 hours/day, 6 days/week for a period of 12 weeks.

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Educational intervention improves adherence to patching, but not visual outcomes

September 12, 2014
Researchers discovered that educational and motivational intervention can improve program participation in patching regimens for amblyopic children.A…
In the Journals

DNA test shows potential for improving management of congenital cataract

August 25, 2014
Researchers found that they could enhance the diagnosis of bilateral congenital cataract by integrating genomic data from next-generation sequencing…
In the Journals

Second glaucoma drainage device offers moderate long-term success for pediatric glaucoma

August 20, 2014
Implantation of a second glaucoma drainage device for the treatment of refractory pediatric glaucoma was shown to have moderate success over time…
In the Journals

Myopia associated with vitamin D deficiency, study finds

August 14, 2014
Young adults with myopia were found to have significantly lower levels of vitamin D, according to a study recently published in Investigative
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