July 1980
Volume 19, Issue 7
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The time course for the development of strabismic amblyopia in infant monkeys (Macaca nemestrina).
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 1980, Vol.19, 841-845. doi:
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      L Kiorpes, R G Boothe; The time course for the development of strabismic amblyopia in infant monkeys (Macaca nemestrina).. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1980;19(7):841-845.

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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.

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