Antiamblyopia occlusion therapy relies on compliance. We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 496 amblyopic subjects. Measures of non-compliance included patient reporting and patient records of broken appointments. Out of 496 subjects, 92 (18%) failed to follow the occlusion regimen. Compliance with treatment was analyzed by age group, refractive error and type of strabismus. The failure rate was 82.6% for the unilateral high myopia group and 37.5% for the monofixation syndrome group. The risk for non-compliance appeared to be higher in the 1 to 2-year-old group (37%). The χ2-test showed the differences to be highly significant (P <0.0001). Children having lower initial visual acuity were also significantly less compliant (P <0.007). Several factors such as age, parental understanding, initial visual acuity and improvement rate seem to be involved in compliance.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
- High myopia
- Monofixation syndrome
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