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Experiences With the Elimination of Amblyopia and the Restoration of Binocular Vision in Squinters, Part I

Experiences With the Elimination of Amblyopia and the Restoration of Binocular Vision in Squinters, Part I

Abstract

Strabismus, 17:90–93, 2009 Copyright c 2009 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc. ISSN: 0927-3972 print / 1744-5132 online DOI: 10.1080/09273970902987663 HISTORICAL SECTION H. J. Simonsz (Translator) PROF. DR. C. H. SATTLER UNIVERSITY EYE CLINIC, BRESLAU HEAD: PROF. DR. A. BIELSCHOWSKY Experiences With the Elimination of Amblyopia and the Restoration of Binocular Vision in Squinters, Part I ¨ Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde [Journal of Ophthalmology] 1927;63:19–37. In the treatment of strabismus in children, the ophthalmologist should not only seek the elimination of the cosmetic disorder, but above all, strive to achieve as early as possible a cooperation of both eyes during vision; to this end primarily the loss of sight in the squinting eye should be restored. That is why I have, in several cases of amblyopia caused by strabismus, deliberately excluded the dominant eye from seeing by a Mastisol bandage. If this immediately caused good eyesight on both sides, or if already alternating squint existed, with full vision in both eyes, I tried, in cases of notso-large angles of strabismus, to reach binocular fusion by means of prism glasses of suitable strength. In the following I report the experiences that I have collected in the implementation of this principle to treat
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