Scientific article

Visusentwicklung und Amblyopieprophylaxe bei kindlichem Glaukom

ContributorsSteffen, Heimo
Published inDer Ophthalmologe, vol. 108, no. 7, p. 624-627
Publication date2011

In children with congenital glaucoma the functional long-term result is often disappointing even if the intraocular pressure is well controlled. The reason for this discrepancy is attributed to amblyogenic factors responsible for interfering with normal visual development. These amblyogenic factors are corneal edema, irregular astigmatism and non-corrected ametropia as monocular causes. Binocular causes are anisometropia-induced suppression and strabismus. Full ametropic correction and a very early prophylaxis and treatment of amblyopia with a close follow-up are mandatory to reduce amblyogenic visual impairment in children with congenital glaucoma.

  • Amblyopia/physiopathology/prevention & control
  • Anisometropia/complications/physiopathology
  • Astigmatism/complications/physiopathology
  • Child
  • Preschool
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Corneal Edema/complications/physiopathology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma/congenital/physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant
  • Newborn
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Intraocular Pressure/physiology
  • Postoperative Complications/physiopathology
  • Refractive Errors/complications/physiopathology
  • Reoperation
  • Risk Factors
  • Strabismus/complications/physiopathology
  • Vision
  • Binocular/physiology
  • Visual Acuity/physiology
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
STEFFEN, Heimo. Visusentwicklung und Amblyopieprophylaxe bei kindlichem Glaukom. In: Der Ophthalmologe, 2011, vol. 108, n° 7, p. 624–627. doi: 10.1007/s00347-010-2293-6
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ISSN of the journal0941-293X

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