Clinical Profile of Amblyopia in Young Adults


  • Girish Gadre1 , Surabhi Khandelwal2 , V.H. Karambelkar3



MYOPICS: (M),HYPERMETROPICS: (H), Visual acuity: (VA)


Aim: To study clinical profile of amblyopic patients in relation to refractive status, socio economic status,

use of glasses and social impact on society.

Results: Myopes improving with spectacles are 45% and mixed astigmatism 69%. Most common age group

for detection of amblyopia in young adults is 21-30 years(47.1%) with predominance of female(55.7%)

belonging from middle class families (81.4%) having studied mostly from Government Marathi medium

school(45.7%) with previously not using given glasses(57.1%) and with taken amblyopia of only (7.1%) and

with spectacles maximum correction with mixed astigmatism (54.2%) between 6/36-6/9 in right eye (43%)

and in left eye (30%) . Hypermetropies’ improving to 6/12 is only 13%. So there’s very few cases improving

with the spectacles in hypermetropes in amblyopia.

Interpretation: Lack of school screening programs and awareness for health check-up delays the diagnosis

of amblyopia leading to non-improvement of vision and due to lack of knowledge and social stigma girls

especially avoid wearing glasses even after prescribing leading to amblyopia.

Conclusion: School health camps, proper health education, timely examination, and proper use of spectacles

is must.

Author Biography

  • Girish Gadre1 , Surabhi Khandelwal2 , V.H. Karambelkar3

    1 Associate Professor, 2Resident, 3Head of Department, Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute of Medical

    Sciences, Karad, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed To Be University”, Karad, Maharashtra, India




How to Cite

Clinical Profile of Amblyopia in Young Adults. (2020). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 293-298.