In 2010 there will be up to 9 million amblyopes and 18 million individuals with strabismus. For children under 18 years of age that means there will be more than 2 million amblyopes and millions of children with strabismus. A clinical trial to determine the prevalence of binocular vision dysfunction within the general population suggested the possibility of up to 56% or 60 million men, women and young adults with symptoms associated with a binocular vision (BV) dysfunction, 45 million (61%) with accommodative problems and 28 million (38%) demonstrating various vergence anomalies.

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