Untreated anisometropia and normal stereoacuity

Chaim Stolovitch, David Varssano, Moshe Lazar, Anat Loewenstein

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Stereoacuity is one of the indicators of ocular children being screened for amblyopia. We believe this method as the only screening test results in underdiagnosis and leads to undertreatment. We examined the effect of untreated anisometropia on stereoacuity. One hundred fifty-two anisometropic patients (average age 10.54 years) were screened to identify those with normal stereoacuity regardless of visual acuity. Examination revealed that stereoacuity is a poor detector of anisometropia. To better detect anisometropia and reduce the 'underreferral' rate, stereotests and refractive error measurements should be combined in visual screening surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology - Glaucoma
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1998


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