In November 2017, after a five-year hiatus, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) published the latest version of Amblyopia Preferred Practice Pattern (PPP). It provides authoritative guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia based on the best clinical evidence.The new PPP continues the rigorous, comprehensive and refined features of the 2012 edition, and has updated and supplemented in many aspects, such as definition, epidemiology, classification, diagnosis and treatment etc.This article introduces and interprets the main contents and updates of the new edition of the PPP.
Authors:Fu Zhujun, Liu Hu
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2019,37(7): 566-568.
Amblyopia; American Academy of Ophthalmology; Preferred Practice Pattern; Guidelines interpretation
Department of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210008, China
Department of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China
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