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[Anisocoria: a suspicious sign of anisotropy and/or amblyopia].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales españoles de pediatría
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
1
Pages
9–14
Identifiers
PMID: 2018268
Source
Medline

Abstract

A four-year retrospective study among children who attend a Primary Care Pediatric Service has been made, in search of a connection between the infant anisocoria and the anisometropia and/or amblyopia detected on the screening of visual acuity at the age of three-four years. Four out of five children with anisocoria (that is, the 80%) later suffered anisometropia and/or amblyopia, and, reciprocally, four out of eight children with anisometropia and/or amblyopia (50%) have previously presented anisocoria. The existence of a clear association is shown between both pathologies, and consequently, children with anisocoria (after putting aside other possible reasons, oculars or neurologicals) should be promptly examined on refraction and visual acuity in order to diagnose anisometropia and to prevent development of amblyopia.

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