Auf R1, Selim M2, Selim E3*
1Associate professor, Department of Health, Human Performance, and leisure (HHPL), College of Arts and Science (COAS),Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA
2Jackson South Hospital, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
3Retinal Unit, Eye Surgery Consultant, London, United Kingdom
Corresponding Author: Emad Selim, MD, FRCOphth
Address: Retinal Unit, Eye Surgery Consultant, 85 Great Portland street, London, W1W 7LT, United Kingdom.
Received date: 10 April 2019; Accepted date: 13 May 2019; Published date: 20 May 2019
Purpose: Amblyopia is a leading cause of preventable visual impairment which can have consequences on psychosocial wellbeing. This study aims to find out the prevalence of amblyopia reported in 2018.
Methods: Pubmed was searched for amblyopia prevalence. Relevant articles were reviewed.
Results: Amblyopia prevalence was reported as high as 17.2 of children screened in one study.
Discussions: Prevalence rate of amblyopia can vary significantly between countries as well as certain communities in the same country.
Citation: Selim E, Selim M, Auf R, “Prevalence of Amblyopia in 2018”. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep, vol.2, no.1: 18-20, 2019.
Copyright © 2019 Selim E, Selim M, Auf R, This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Key Words: Amblyopia; Visual; Impairment; Preventable; Prevalence