Oman Journal of Ophthalmology

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-

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


Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Correspondence Address:
Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160
Thailand




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Wiwanitkit V. Bruckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus.Oman J Ophthalmol 2011;4:100-100


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Wiwanitkit V. Bruckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus. Oman J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 11 ];4:100-100
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Sir,

I read the recent publication on Brόckner's test as a screening modality for anisometropia and strabismus with great interest. [1] Amitava et al. concluded, "MBT is highly accurate and useful for ruling in anisometropia and strabismus in children who fail 6/9 Snellen". [1] I agree with Amitava et al. in that Brόckner's test might be a good screening test. However, there are some points to be discussed. First, the cost-effectiveness of this test is very interesting. It is useful to know this aspect. Second, this is a very old test that is mentioned to be useful for this problem in very young children. [2]

References

1Amitava 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.
2Tongue AC. Refractive errors in children. Pediatr Clin North Am 1987;34:1425-37.