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could vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Possibly: If the amblyopia is not severe and it is caught in time then it can be greatly improved and perhaps eliminated with therapy.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Treated early: Agree, it needs to be treated at early childhood. It does not work for adults.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

Will vision therapy reverse amblyopia?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Unlikely: If amblyopia is not addressed by age 7-8 or so it is permanent and vision therapy is usually unsuccessful at restoring good vision.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

If you have amblyopia, what scores do you get on the vision chart tests?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Varies widely: The depth of amblyopia generally depends upon the level of blur present during childhood. We generally see visions ranging from 20/30 to as poor as 20/400. Generally acuity improves with single letters which decreases visual confusion.

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