In "Seeing young children through improved eye exams," in the August AAP News, the page 4 statement, "... amblyopia becomes irreversible after age 5, resulting in permanent visual impairment, possibly blindness," was based on information in a Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) Network article published in the May 1992 Pediatrics.

However, pediatricians should continue to refer older children with signs of amblyopia to pediatric ophthalmologists, according to Robert D. Gross, M.D., FAAP, an expert cited in the AAP News story.

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