What causes amblyopia in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Amblyopia is an important cause of poor vision in patients with infantile glaucoma. Amblyopia usually is anisometropic from glaucoma-induced myopia or secondary to unilateral or bilateral pattern deprivation caused by cloudy corneas. Even when glaucomatous optic nerve damage is present, amblyopia may be superimposed on the organic damage. Therefore, a trial of amblyopia therapy is indicated.


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