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Sep 2011

Occlusion vs Acupuncture for Treating Amblyopia

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Author Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2011;129(9):1240-1242. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.256

In a recent article, Zhao and colleagues1 undertook a study in which they compared standard occlusion therapy for 2 hours per day to acupuncture for older children with amblyopia. As the Program Director of the Ohio Amblyope Registry, the first and only statewide program for children with amblyopia and their families, I found the research to be interesting, but limited.

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