Esotropia with High AC/A Ratio Follow-up
- Author: Chris Noyes, MD, FAAFP; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD more...
Further Outpatient Care
Patients who are treated for amblyopia should be seen at 1- to 4-month intervals depending on their age. Stable patients are typically seen every 6 months. Cycloplegic refraction is repeated at least annually and any time esotropia worsens.
Permanent vision loss can occur if strabismus and amblyopia are not treated before patients are 4-6 years.
Early treatment of amblyopia may result in improved vision, leading to a better prognosis for development of binocular vision and a more stable alignment if surgery is required. Most patients can be weaned from their bifocals by the time they are teenagers.
Managing nonrefractive accommodative esotropia can be difficult and frustrating because patients may vary in their ability to fuse despite faithful wearing of glasses.
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