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Table 1 Prevalence of Amblyopia in Israel

From: Evidence-based preschool-age vision screening: health policy considerations

Study Type Population Rate of amblyopia
Shapiro et al. 2017 [13] Retrospective 107,608 pre-enlistees 17.5 0.6 years age. Northern Israel born 1971–1994 Current 0.8% from 1.2%
Ore et al. 2009 & 2014 [15, 16] Prospective 2113 first and eighth grade schoolchildren Did not measure amblyopia.
Strabismus found to be 1.2–1.4% and 0.3–1.0% for 1st and 8th graders, respectively
Morad et al. 2007 [12] Retrospective 305,712 pre-enlistees 17.5 0.6 years age. Entire country 1981–1986 Native born Israelis 0.98, immigrants 1.5%
Eibschitz-Tsimhoni et al. 2000 [14] Prospective 8 year olds born ~ 1986
808 Haifa -pre-screened
782 Hadera – no screening
Haifa prescreened 1%
Hadera – no screening 2.6%