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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102  

Assessment of a modification of Bruckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus


1 Department of Ophthalmology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P, India

Date of Web Publication10-Aug-2011

Correspondence Address:
Abadan Khan Amitava
Institute of Ophthalmology, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.83669

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Amitava AK, Kewlani D, Khan Z, Razzak A. Assessment of a modification of Bruckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus. Oman J Ophthalmol 2011;4:102

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Amitava AK, Kewlani D, Khan Z, Razzak A. Assessment of a modification of Bruckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Jul 20];4:102. Available from: http://www.ojoonline.org/text.asp?2011/4/2/102/83669

Sir,

We are grateful for the interest shown by Professor Wiwanitkit in our article on the modified Bruckner's test (MBT). [1] It is heartening to note that he agrees with our opinion that the MBT may prove to be a good screening test to detect amblyopiogenic conditions. Our study was not undertaken to analyze the cost-effectiveness of the MBT and hence are unable to comment further than pointing out that because the retinoscope is such simple and affordable equipment with universal applicability, if it were to perform as well as costlier equipment like the MTI photoscreeners in detecting amblyopia, then it might offer a cost-effective alternative.

We have not been able to access the article by Tongue that is referred by Wiwanitkit. [2] We agree that the conventional Bruckner's test, performed with the ophthalmoscope, is not a new test. [3] There are no articles in literature discussing the use of the retinoscope, streak or otherwise, to analyze the red reflexes to detect strabismus and anisometropia. We believe that the streak retinoscope, due to its very nature, will improve the yield in detecting anisometropia, and this is evident in our analyses.

 
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1.Amitava AK, Kewlani D, Khan Z, Razzak A. Assessment of a modification of Brückner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus. Oman J Ophthalmol 2010;3:131-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Tongue AC. Refractive errors in children. Pediatr Clin North Am 1987;34:1425-37.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Bruckner R. Exakte strabismus diagnostik bei ½-3 jhrigen klindern mit einem einfachem verfahren, dem "Durchieeuch tungtest". Ophthalmologica 1962;144:184-98.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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