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January 1, 2008

The Burden of Amblyopia and Strabismus: Justification of Treatment and Screening Revisited

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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2008

Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126(1):143-145. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2007.14

In an editorial in the June issue of the Archives, Beauchamp1 addressed the complicated issue of the burden that amblyopia and strabismus impose on affected individuals as well as the consequences this has on the justification of treatment and screening for these conditions. Unfortunately, Beauchamp appears to have confused treatment and screening for amblyopia, to have used available evidence in a questionable way, and to have chosen to bring forward only selected references.

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