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Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
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Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015233

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001

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New Perspectives in the Treatment of Amblyopia

New Perspectives in the Treatment of Amblyopia

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(p.383) 30 New Perspectives in the Treatment of Amblyopia
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Cerebral Plasticity
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Levi Dennis M.

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0030

This chapter presents new perspectives in amblyopia treatment. It provides evidence for plasticity in the adult nervous system. It illustrates that substantial neural plasticity exists in the visual system of adults and older children with naturally occurring amblyopia. This chapter suggests that treatment for amblyopia is generally undertaken only in children; however, there is now considerable data that treatment of amblyopia may also be effective in adults. It proposes that it might be time to reconsider the notions about neural plasticity in amblyopia.

Keywords:   amblyopia, neural plasticity, nervous system, visual system, children, adults

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