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Prozac Might Help Cure Amblyopia

We've known for quite some time that amblyopia can be improved in older children and adults. It may take more work, but it can be done with the proper vision therapy.

Now there is evidence, at least in rats, that Prozac (fluoxetine) may actually assist in the developing the neural connections in the brain to improve visual acuity reduced due to amblyopia.

But remember two things: First, People are not rats and, at best, it will be some time before fluoxetine is studied in people. Second, whether fluoxetine is helpful or not, vision therapy is crucial in developing all the visual skills in people with amblyopia.

Read the whole article here.

Be Well!

Dr. Nate

Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.

2 responses to “Prozac Might Help Cure Amblyopia”

  1. This article is over three years old. What is the current status?

  2. Good question. Will look into it….

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