Congenital ptosis and amblyopia: A retrospective study of 130 cases

Jean Paul Dray, Igal Leibovitch*

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Abstract

Purpose: To provide supplementary data on the association between congenital ptosis and amblyopia. Methods: In a retrospective chart study of 130 patients whose congenital ptosis was surgically corrected between 1987 and 1999, 27 (20.8%) had strabismus and 30 (23%) had amblyopia. In 9 patients (6.3%), it was not attributable to any cause except ptosis. Results: There was a high incidence (6.9%) of amblyopia in patients with congenital ptosis. Conclusion: We recommend early examination and follow-up of patients with congenital ptosis to diagnose and treat any subsequent amblyopia. Surgery may be indicated should stimulus deprivation amblyopia develop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

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