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Research Lecture Series Dr. David Hunter presents: Microstrabismus and Fixation Instability in Amblyopia

Please join Dr. David Hunter, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, for a presentation entitled “Microstrabismus and Fixation Instability in Amblyopia.” The lecture will take place on February 9, 2016 as part of the Research Lecture Series. All are welcome to attend. One hour of Mass CE credit will be offered.

Abstract: Foveal fixation (and binocular alignment) can be detected objectively with high precision using retinal birefringence scanning, which generates a “binocularity score.” Patients with amblyopia have low binocularity scores even when there is no measurable strabismus on cover testing. The reduced binocularity score is likely the result of microstrabismus and/or fixation instability that develops in the amblyopic eye, and possibly the fellow eye as well.

As a preface to the presentation, the structure, context, and goals of the ongoing “Lasker/IRRF Initiative on Amblyopia” will be reviewed.

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception in Conference Room 1 following the lecture.