O-768Laser Consult Ltd. / Hungary
Electrophysiological method and software to recognize amblyopia in early childhood stage
Organization type : Research groups
Type of tech offer : Technologies
Current Development Status : Finished technologies
|Posted on: 14/06/2012||Deadline : 30/07/2013||Active users : 859||Tech Offer ID : O-768|
Description of the technology offer
The research team implemented an electrophysiological method, which is capable of recognizing the presence or lack of binocularity as early as six month of age. The clinical importance of this technique it that the earlier the detection of the problem, the more efficient the treatment will be. Due to the lack of verbal communication and cooperation, the evaluation of visual acuity is practically impossible by other methods from six month to 3.5 years of age.
New and innovative aspects
Amblyopia (i.e. lazy eye) is a leading cause of permanent vision loss below age of 30 in developed societies. The incidence of this disease is about 6-7% in every population, independent of race or nationality. The main causes of amblyopia are mild childhood eye refractory problems (e.g. anisometropia) and/or eye movement disorders (e.g. squint), which result in a disturbance of visual cortical development. Failure to recognize the problem till 6 or ... Read more
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