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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931205/assessment-of-near-visual-acuity-in-0-13-year-olds-with-normal-and-low-vision-a-systematic-review
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Bianca Huurneman, F Nienke Boonstra
BACKGROUND: The inclusion for rehabilitation of visually impaired children is partly based on the measurement of near vision, but guidelines for near visual acuity assessment are currently lacking. The twofold purpose of this systematic review was to: (i) provide an overview of the impact of the chart design on near visual acuity measured, and (ii) determine the method of choice for near vision assessments in children of different developmental ages. METHODS: A literature search was conducted by using the following electronic databases: PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE...
December 8, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930780/effect-of-a-home-visit-based-low-vision-rehabilitation-intervention-on-visual-function-outcomes
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Alison Binns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930779/effect-of-a-home-visit-based-low-vision-rehabilitation-intervention-on-visual-function-outcomes-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jennifer H Acton, Bablin Molik, Helen Court, Tom H Margrain
Purpose: To examine the effect of a home visit-based visual rehabilitation intervention on: (1) self-reported visual function and (2) depression, wellbeing, loneliness, adjustment to visual loss, and generic health-related quality of life. Methods: In an exploratory, assessor-masked, individually randomized, single-center controlled trial, 67 participants (age: 75.22 ± 16.21 years) with low vision were allocated either to receive the home visit-based visual rehabilitation intervention (n = 35) or to a waiting list control arm (n = 32)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923277/reaction-time-for-processing-visual-stimulus-in-a-computer-assisted-rehabilitation-environment
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Yerly Sanchez, David Pinzon, Bin Zheng
PURPOSE: To examine the reaction time when human subjects process information presented in the visual channel under both a direct vision and a virtual rehabilitation environment when walking was performed. METHOD: Visual stimulus included eight math problems displayed on the peripheral vision to seven healthy human subjects in a virtual rehabilitation training (computer-assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN)) and a direct vision environment. Subjects were required to verbally report the results of these math calculations in a short period of time...
December 7, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922660/combined-vision-and-wearable-sensors-based-system-for-movement-analysis-in-rehabilitation
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Sofija Spasojević, Tihomir V Ilić, Slađan Milanović, Veljko Potkonjak, Aleksandar Rodić, José Santos-Victor
BACKGROUND: Traditional rehabilitation sessions are often a slow, tedious, disempowering and non-motivational process, supported by clinical assessment tools, i.e. evaluation scales that are prone to subjective rating and imprecise interpretation of patient's performance. Poor patient motivation and insufficient accuracy are thus critical factors that can be improved by new sensing / processing technologies. OBJECTIVES: We aim to develop a portable and affordable system, suitable for home rehabilitation, which combines vision-based and wearable sensors...
December 6, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916706/the-influence-of-test-positions-on-clinical-assessment-for-scapular-dyskinesis
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Simin Deng, Kang Chen, Yanhong Ma, Juan Chen, Mi Huang
BACKGROUND: Appropriate evaluation of scapular dyskinesis is essential for therapy strategies. Although the current visual-based assessment is rapid and practical, the reliability of this method is unsatisfactory. It is necessary to adequately understand the conditions of assessment to maximize the benefit of therapeutic interventions. OBJECTIVE: To explore the influence of different test positions on clinical assessment for scapular dyskinesis. DESIGN: Observational study...
December 1, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886894/homonymous-hemianopia-and-vision-restoration-therapy
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REVIEW
Alexander Frolov, Jeanne Feuerstein, Prem S Subramanian
Homonymous hemianopia from stroke causes visual disability. Although some patients experience spontaneous improvement, others have limited to no change and may be left with a severe disability. Current rehabilitation strategies are compensatory and cannot restore function. Animal studies suggest that central nervous system plasticity could allow for redirection of lost visual function into undamaged areas of cortex. A commercial therapy system was developed, from which claims of visual field expansion were disputed by independent researchers...
February 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882910/does-nintendo-wii-balance-board-improve-standing-balance-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Valeska Gatica-Rojas, Guillermo Méndez-Rebolledo, Eduardo Guzman-Muñoz, Alex Soto-Poblete, Ricardo Cartes-Velásquez, Edith Elgueta-Cancino, Eduardo Cofré Lizama
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the effect of systemic exercise programs to improve the standing balance with the Nintendo Wii system is very limited and its post- treatment effectiveness is unknown in cerebral palsy (CP) patients. AIM: Primary aim was to compare the effect of Nintendo Wii balance board (Wii- therapy) and standard physiotherapy (SPT), on the performance of standing balance in children and adolescents with CP. Secondary aim was to determine the post-treatment effectiveness of Wii-therapy and SPT...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877116/are-supramodality-and-cross-modal-plasticity-the-yin-and-yang-of-brain-development-from-blindness-to-rehabilitation
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Luca Cecchetti, Ron Kupers, Maurice Ptito, Pietro Pietrini, Emiliano Ricciardi
Research in blind individuals has primarily focused for a long time on the brain plastic reorganization that occurs in early visual areas. Only more recently, scientists have developed innovative strategies to understand to what extent vision is truly a mandatory prerequisite for the brain's fine morphological architecture to develop and function. As a whole, the studies conducted to date in sighted and congenitally blind individuals have provided ample evidence that several "visual" cortical areas develop independently from visual experience and do process information content regardless of the sensory modality through which a particular stimulus is conveyed: a property named supramodality...
2016: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868437/can-we-address-depression-in-vision-rehabilitation-settings-professionals-perspectives-on-the-barriers-to-integrating-problem-solving-treatment
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Edith Holloway, Bonnie Sturrock, Ecosse Lamoureux, Jill Keeffe, Mark Hegel, Robin Casten, David Mellor, Gwyneth Rees
PURPOSE: Low vision rehabilitation (LVR) is a pertinent context for integrating early, evidence-based psychological interventions given the high prevalence of untreated depression in adults with vision impairment. This study aims to identify the perceived barriers and facilitators to staff-delivered telephone-based problem-solving treatment for primary care (PST-PC) offered as an integrated component of LVR. METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured interviews, developed using the theoretical domains framework (TDF) and Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR), were conducted with 21 LVR professionals and a clinical psychologist involved in the delivery of PST-PC...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857014/-effectiveness-of-self-efficacy-promoting-vestibular-rehabilitation-program-for-patients-with-vestibular-hypofunction
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Hyun Jung Lee, Smi Choi-Kwon
PURPOSE: In this study an examination was done of the effect of self-efficacy promoting vestibular rehabilitation (S-VR) on dizziness, exercise selfefficacy, adherence to vestibular rehabilitation (VR), subjective and objective vestibular function, vestibular compensation and the recurrence of dizziness in patients with vestibular hypofunction. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled study. Data were collected 3 times at baseline, 4 and 8 weeks after beginning the intervention...
October 2016: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851900/residual-perception-of-biological-motion-in-cortical-blindness
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Ruffieux Nicolas, Ramon Meike, Lao Junpeng, Colombo Françoise, Stacchi Lisa, Borruat François-Xavier, Accolla Ettore, Annoni Jean-Marie, Caldara Roberto
From birth, the human visual system shows a remarkable sensitivity for perceiving biological motion. This visual ability relies on a distributed network of brain regions and can be preserved even after damage of high-level ventral visual areas. However, it remains unknown whether this critical biological skill can withstand the loss of vision following bilateral striate damage. To address this question, we tested the categorization of human and animal biological motion in BC, a rare case of cortical blindness after anoxia-induced bilateral striate damage...
December 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829259/-hearing-disorders-with-glaucoma
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S Kremmer, G Anastassiou, J M Selbach
One of the most common sensory impairments of elderly people is hearing loss. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. Hearing and vision loss typically increase with older age. There is scientific evidence that the coincidence of hearing and vision loss is more frequent than expected by the prevalence of individual disorders. With regards to demographic changes and an aging population, in future, it is probable that the incidence of combined hearing and vision impairments will increase, representing a particular challenge not only for doctors and nurses but also a high burden for the private environment of the patients...
November 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815455/the-correction-of-aphakia-using-anterior-chamber-intraocular-lens
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REVIEW
Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda
Senile cataract is the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness worldwide, affecting approximately 20 million people. Anterior chamber intraocular lens (AC IOLs) remain a surgical option for visual rehabilitation required after surgical extraction of the cataract lens. Relevant publications in the PUBMED database were searched for articles regarding the types, visual outcomes and the complications followed the surgical implantation of AC IOLs. AC IOLs, which can be iris- (iris-claw) or angle-supported, increase visual acuity in most patients...
November 2016: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802523/restoration-of-mitochondrial-integrity-telomere-length-and-sensitivity-to-oxidation-by-in-vitro-culture-of-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells
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Sébastien P Gendron, Mathieu Thériault, Stéphanie Proulx, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette
Purpose: Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), a degenerative disease of the corneal endothelium that leads to vision loss, is a leading cause of corneal transplantation. The cause of this disease is still unknown, but the implication of oxidative stress is strongly suggested. In this study, we analyzed the impact of FECD on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity and telomere length, both of which are affected by the oxidative status of the cell. Methods: We compared the levels of total mtDNA, mtDNA common deletion (4977 bp), and relative telomere length in the corneal endothelial cells of fresh Descemet's membrane-endothelium explants and cultured cells from healthy and late stage FECD subjects...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800274/low-vision-rehabilitation-in-older-adults
#16
Zuhal Özen Tunay, Aysun İdil, İkbal Seza Petriçli, Özdemir Özdemir
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnosis distribution, low vision rehabilitation methods and utilization of low vision rehabilitation in partially sighted persons over 65 years old. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-nine partially sighted geriatric patients aged 65 years or older were enrolled to the study between May 2012 and September 2013. Patients' age, gender and the distribution of diagnosis were recorded. The visual acuity of the patients both for near and distance were examined with and without low vision devices and the methods of low vision rehabilitation were evaluated...
June 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800263/clinical-characteristics-and-low-vision-rehabilitation-methods-for-partially-sighted-school-age-children
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Zuhal Özen Tunay, Deniz Çalışkan, Aysun İdil, Derya Öztuna
OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical features and the distribution of diagnosis in partially sighted school-age children, to report the chosen low vision rehabilitation methods and to emphasize the importance of low vision rehabilitation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 150 partially sighted children between the ages of 6 and 18 years. The distribution of diagnosis, accompanying ocular findings, visual acuity of the children both for near and distance with and without low vision devices, and the methods of low vision rehabilitation (for distance and for near) were determined...
April 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800177/epidemiological-features-of-pediatric-ocular-trauma-in-egypt
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Ebrahim Abdullah Yehia Al Wadeai, Amr Abdellatif Osman, Tamer A Macky, Mahmoud M Soliman
Purpose. To review the epidemiology of serious pediatric ocular trauma presenting to Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University. Methods. Children with serious ocular trauma during a six-month period were examined and their data was analyzed. Results. Eighty eyes of 75 patients were included in this study, with 64% males (P < 0.001) and average age of 5 years (5 months-15 years). There were 67 (83.75%) open globe injuries, 11 (13.75%) closed globe injuries, and 2 (2.5%) chemical injuries. Of the open globe injuries, 24 (30%) were ruptured globes and 43 (53...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794635/impact-of-visual-impairment-on-the-lives-of-young-adults-in-the-netherlands-a-concept-mapping-approach
#19
Ellen Bernadette Maria Elsman, Gerardus Hermanus Maria Bartholomeus van Rens, Ruth Marie Antoinette van Nispen
PURPOSE: While the impact of visual impairments on specific aspects of young adults' lives is well recognised, a systematic understanding of its impact on all life aspects is lacking. This study aims to provide an overview of life aspects affected by visual impairment in young adults (aged 18-25 years) using a concept-mapping approach. METHOD: Visually impaired young adults (n = 22) and rehabilitation professionals (n = 16) participated in online concept-mapping workshops (brainstorm procedure), to explore how having a visual impairment influences the lives of young adults...
October 29, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782924/recovery-oriented-mental-health-practice-in-a-community-care-unit-an-exploratory-study
#20
Brian McKenna, Jane Oakes, Niki Fourniotis, Nigel Toomey, Trentham Furness
A recovery-oriented model of care has become the major focus of mental health service delivery in the state of Victoria, Australia. However, there is a total absence of knowledge of recovery-oriented mental health practice in community care units (CCUs). Therefore, the aims of this exploratory study were to: (a) describe what aspects of the current model of care fit within the domains of recovery; and (b) describe the pragmatic processes that staff use to mold their care within the domains of recovery. Twenty-one key stakeholders provided informed voluntary consent to participate in one-to-one interviews...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Forensic Nursing
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