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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1025-1029

Comparison of higher order aberrations in amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes in pediatric patients with anisometropic amblyopia

Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Laxmi Eye Institute, Uran Road, Panvel, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Abhishek Hoshing
Laxmi Eye Institute, Uran Road, Panvel - 410 206, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1625_18

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Purpose: To compare the ocular higher order aberrations (HOAs) for the physiologic pupil size in amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes of patients with anisometropic amblyopia in pediatric age group. Methods: Children between 5 and 15 years age having treatment naïve anisometropic amblyopia; after a detailed examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist; underwent assessment of wavefront aberrations for both amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes at their physiologic pupil sizes using i-Trace ray tracing wavefront aberrometer. The axial lengths were also measured using IOL Master 500. The RMS values of the total ocular higher order aberrations (HOAs) and those arising from internal and corneal components of the two eyes were tabulated and compared to look for differences. Comparison of total ocular aberrations for pre-determined refractive error groups was also done for amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes separately. Results: Eighty-eight eyes of 44 subjects were included for analysis. Mean pupil size was comparable in between amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes (3.98 mm vs. 4.07 mm, P = 0.346). The mean axial lengths of the two eyes were comparable (amblyopic eyes 23.13 mm vs. non-amblyopic eyes 22.88 mm, P = 0.419). Significant differences in total HOAs and those arising from the internal optics (except spherical aberrations) of the eye were noted between the two eyes. There were no differences in the corneal HOAs. The total HOAs were comparable amongst the various refractive error groups for amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes individually. Conclusion: There are significant differences in ocular HOAs between amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes in children with anisometropic amblyopia.

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