The time course for the development of strabismic amblyopia in infant monkeys (Macaca nemestrina)

L. Kiorpes, R. G. Boothe

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Abstract

The time course for the development of acuity was followed in two experimentally esotropic infant monkeys (Macaca nemestrina). Surgical esotropia was produced at 6 days postnatal. Acuity values for both eyes of both infant monkeys were found to be normal through 4 weeks postoperative. After this period of delay, amblyopia began to emerge. The deviated eyes showed poorer acuity than the nondeviated eyes at every subsequent age tested. These data support a developmental hypothesis for the emergence of strabismic amblyopia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-845
Number of pages5
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Volume19
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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