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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805289/identifying-and-assessing-strategies-for-evaluating-the-impact-of-mobile-eye-health-units-on-health-outcomes
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REVIEW
Shiwan Fu, Angus Turner, Irene Tan, Josephine Muir
OBJECTIVE: To identify and assess strategies for evaluating the impact of mobile eye health units on health outcomes. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. SETTING: Worldwide. PARTICIPANTS: Peer-reviewed journal articles that included the use of a mobile eye health unit. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Journal articles were included if outcome measures reflected an assessment of the impact of a mobile eye health unit on health outcomes...
August 14, 2017: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771067/is-the-15%C3%A2-base-in-prism-test-reliable-for-detection-of-amblyopia-in-anisometropic-patients
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F Burggraaf, M C Verkaik-Rijneveld, R J Wubbels, E de Jongh
PURPOSE: The 15∆ base in prism test (15∆BIPT) introduced by Gobin is often used in The Netherlands to detect fixation preference, especially in young and preverbal children in whom a reliable measurement of the visual acuity (VA) is difficult. It is assumed that the fixation preference detected by the 15∆BIPT can be used to predict the presence of amblyopia. The aim of this retrospective case note review was to investigate the accuracy of the 15∆BIPT in detection of amblyopia in anisometropic patients...
August 3, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759299/international-practice-in-care-provision-for-post-stroke-visual-impairment
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Fiona J Rowe
PURPOSE: This study sought to explore the practice of orthoptists internationally in care provision for poststroke visual impairment. METHODS: Survey questions were developed and piloted with clinicians, academics, and users. Questions addressed types of visual problems, how these were identified, treated, and followed up, care pathways in use, links with other professions, and referral options. The survey was approved by the institutional ethical committee. The survey was accessed via a web link that was circulated through the International Orthoptic Association member professional organisations to orthoptists...
July 31, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756763/the-effect-of-omitting-an-early-population-based-vision-screen-in-the-netherlands-a-micro-simulation-model-approach
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F Sloot, Eam Heijnsdijk, J H Groenewoud, F Goudsmit, E W Steyerberg, H J de Koning, H J Simonsz
Objective To estimate the effect of omitting an individual screen from a child vision screening programme on the detection of amblyopia in the Netherlands. A previous study (Rotterdam Amblyopia Screening Effectiveness Study) suggested that the three screens carried out between 6 and 24 months contributed little. Methods We developed a micro-simulation model that approximated the birth-cohort data from the previous study, in which 2964 children had completed follow-up at age 7, and 100 amblyopia cases were detected...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729073/reeducation-of-vergence-dynamics-improves-postural-control
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Aurélien Morize, Zoï Kapoula
INTRODUCTION: The purpose was to investigate the effect of vergence reeducation on postural control, in subjects with isolated vergence disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the dynamics of vergence in 19 subjects (20-44 years old) using video-oculography (Eye See Cam). On the basis of orthoptic and symptomatology assessments, ten of the subjects were diagnosed for vergence disorders then vergence eye movements were reeducated with the REMOBI method (US8851669, 5 weekly sessions lasting for 35min)...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728185/novel-presenting-phenotype-in-a-child-with-autosomal-dominant-best-s-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy
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Yasmine F Abdalla, Gabriella De Salvo, Ahmad Elsahn, James E Self
Best's macular dystrophy (BMD) usually manifests with visual failure in the first or second decade of life; however, there is a large variability in expressivity of the disease, and some patients have no manifestation other than a pathological electro-oculogram (EOG). Autosomal dominant Best's vitelliform macular dystrophy (AD-BVMD) has a very specific phenotype that varies with the stage of the disease. In recent years, the authors have seen description of another clinical entity known as autosomal recessive BMD...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724819/stability-and-effects-of-muscle-transplantation-for-very-large-angle-esotropia-a-study-of-22-patients
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Jitendra Nenumal Jethani, Nirzari Shah, Sonal Amin, Monika Jethani
PURPOSE: A very large angle esotropia is characterized by an angle more than 80 prism diopters (pd). A single eye surgery would not correct such a large angle. Supramaximal recessions and resection would lead to restriction of ocular motility. We present a series of 22 patients with large angle esotropia treated with muscle transplantation. METHODS: A total of 22 patients (14 males and 8 females) were included in the study. All the patients had a minimum of 80 base out deviation in primary position...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643708/residency-evaluation-and-adherence-design-study-young-ophthalmologists-perception-of-their-residency-programs-clinical-and-surgical-skills
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Parikshit Gogate, Partha Biswas, Sundaram Natarajan, Dandapani Ramamurthy, Debashish Bhattacharya, Karl Golnik, Barun Kumar Nayak
BACKGROUND: Residency training is the basis of good clinical and surgical practice. PURPOSE: The aim is to know the demographics, training experience, and perception of young ophthalmologists to improve the present residency programs in India. SETTING: Young ophthalmologists trained in India. METHODS: A survey was conducted by the Academic and Research Committee of the All India Ophthalmology Society, in 2014-2016 of young ophthalmologists (those trained between 2002 and 2012, with 2-10 years' postresidency experience) to gauge teaching of clinical and surgical skills during the postgraduate residency program...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555418/differences-in-quality-of-life-dimensions-of-adult-strabismus-quality-of-life-and-amblyopia-strabismus-questionnaires
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Elizabeth S van de Graaf, Gerard J J M Borsboom, Geertje W van der Sterre, Joost Felius, Huibert J Simonsz, Henk Kelderman
PURPOSE: The Adult Strabismus Quality of Life Questionnaire (AS-20) and the Amblyopia & Strabismus Questionnaire (A&SQ) both measure health-related quality of life in strabismus patients. We evaluated to what extent these instruments cover similar domains by identifying the underlying quality-of-life factors of the combined questionnaires. METHODS: Participants were adults from a historic cohort with available orthoptic childhood data documenting strabismus and/or amblyopia...
May 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491916/orthoptic-treatment-of-convergence-insufficiency-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-series
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Hélène Kergoat, Caroline Law, Estefania Chriqui, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Bernard-Simon Leclerc, Michel Panisset, Ronald Postuma, Elizabeth L Irving
Introduction: This study reports a case series of orthoptic treatment (OT) for convergence insufficiency (CI) in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: We are reporting two cases of individuals with PD who completed OT for CI. Both had a confirmed diagnosis of CI, accompanied by CI-type symptomatology. They each underwent an OT program consisting of three office-based visits and 8 weeks of home-based exercises. Treatment outcome was based on the changes measured pre- versus post-OT on the near point of convergence, positive fusional vergences, and symptomatology score...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456546/causes-of-diplopia-in-patients-with-epiretinal-membranes
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Kevin K Veverka, Sarah R Hatt, David A Leske, William L Brown, Raymond Iezzi, Jonathan M Holmes
PURPOSE: To describe the causes of diplopia in patients with an epiretinal membrane (ERM) and presenting diplopia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: We reviewed patients diagnosed with an ERM, who had been seen by both retinal and strabismus specialists in a tertiary medical center. Data recorded: orthoptic evaluation, retinal misregistration (optotype-frame test, and synoptophore central peripheral superimposition slides at 5 and 10 degrees), and cause of any diplopia (retinal misregistration vs strabismus vs optical/refractive error)...
July 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426269/2016-international-orthoptic-congress-burian-lecture-folklore-or-evidence
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Anna M Horwood
The theme of the 2016 Burian Lecture is how our understanding of strabismus has been changed by the research carried out in our laboratory in Reading over the years. Accommodation and convergence are fundamental to orthoptics, but actual responses have often been very different compared to what we had expected. This paper outlines how our laboratory's understanding of common issues such as normal development of accommodation and convergence, their linkage, intermittent strabismus, anisometropia, orthoptic exercises, and risk factors for strabismus have changed...
April 20, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414562/a-review-of-cochrane-systematic-reviews-of-interventions-relevant-to-orthoptic-practice
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Fiona J Rowe, Sue Elliott, Iris Gordon, Anupa Shah
AIM: To present an overview of the range of systematic reviews on intervention trials pertinent to orthoptic practice, produced by the Cochrane Eyes and Vision group (CEV). METHODS: We searched the 2016 Cochrane Library database (31.03.2016) to identify completed reviews and protocols of direct relevance to orthoptic practice. These reviews are currently completed and published, available on www.thecochranelibrary.com (free to UK health employees) or via the CEV website (http://eyes...
April 17, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350678/ocular-morbidity-in-the-correction-of-orbital-hypertelorism-and-dystopia-a-15-year-experience
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Graeme E Glass, Kate A V Hon, Kemmy Schweibert, Richard Bowman, Barry M Jones, David J Dunaway, Jonathan A Britto
BACKGROUND: Complex surgery for appearance change is controversial. Correction of orbital hypertelorism risks diplopia and loss of stereopsis for aesthetic gain. The risk-to-benefit ratio remains ill-defined. The aim of this study was to define specific ocular morbidity following orbital translocation. METHODS: The authors compared stable preoperative and postoperative orthoptic indices (i.e., angle of strabismus, ocular motility, and acuity) for 23 consecutive patients who underwent orbital translocation between 2000 and 2015 and noted the requirement for corrective surgery...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253424/botulinum-toxin-for-the-treatment-of-strabismus
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REVIEW
Fiona J Rowe, Carmel P Noonan
BACKGROUND: The use of botulinum toxin as an investigative and treatment modality for strabismus is well reported in the medical literature. However, it is unclear how effective it is in comparison to other treatment options for strabismus. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to examine the efficacy of botulinum toxin therapy in the treatment of strabismus compared with alternative conservative or surgical treatment options. This review sought to ascertain those types of strabismus that particularly benefit from the use of botulinum toxin as a treatment option (such as small angle strabismus or strabismus with binocular potential, i...
March 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133945/objective-and-subjective-outcomes-of-strabismus-surgery-in-graves-orbitopathy-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Hinke Marijke Jellema, Peerooz Saeed, Ilse Mombaerts, Peter J Dolman, Jim Garrity, Mike Kazim, Elona Dhrami-Gavazi, Christopher Lyons, Pythia Nieuwkerk, Maarten P Mourits
PURPOSE: To assess the change and interrelationship of the field of binocular single vision (BSV) and the quality of life (QoL), tested with two different tools, after one or two strabismus surgeries in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO). METHODS: Prospectively, consecutive patients with GO who were scheduled for their first strabismus surgery were recruited from five centres specialized in the treatment of GO. One week preoperatively and 3 months after the last operation, a full ophthalmic and orthoptic examination was performed...
January 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059865/efferent-vision-therapy
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Janet C Rucker, Paul H Phillips
BACKGROUND: Traditional orthoptic therapy used by ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and optometrists is directed at improving visual acuity, ocular alignment, or both. For example, convergence exercises are used to treat convergence insufficiency (CI). However, other forms of "vision therapy" are directed at improving "visual processing and efficiency." The therapeutic regimen often entails repetitive ocular motor tasks performed during multiple office visits with a behavioral optometrist...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018670/inferior-oblique-weakening-and-abnormal-head-position-controlled-myotomy-versus-recession
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R Migliorini, R Malagola, A M Comberiati, L Arrico
Purpose. Randomized controlled trial aimed at comparing surgical outcomes in a group of patients suffering from hyperfunction of the inferior oblique (IO) muscle with abnormal head position (AHP). The surgical techniques being compared are Recession and (thread) Controlled Myotomy. Materials and Methods. The group of 20 patients suffering from medium-high hyperfunction of the IO was assessed through an ophthalmological and orthoptic examination. 10 patients underwent traditional Recession (Group  A) and 10 were treated with Controlled Myotomy (Group  B)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005760/can-a-specific-computed-tomography-based-assessment-predict-the-ophthalmological-outcome-in-pure-orbital-floor-blowout-fractures
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Stéphane Bruneau, Raoul De Haller, Delphine S Courvoisier, Paolo Scolozzi
The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of a specific computed tomography (CT)-based assessment for the final functional ophthalmological outcome in pure orbital floor blowout fractures. Data of 34 consecutive patients with pure blowout fractures who had undergone a period of at least 6 months of medical and ophthalmological follow-up were analyzed. The following 3 CT scan-based parameters were included: area ratio of the fractured orbital floor (RF), maximum height of periorbital tissue herniation (MH), and a 4-grade muscular subscore (MSS) describing the inferior rectus muscle displacement relative to the orbital floor level...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003983/essential-infantile-esotropia-with-inferior-oblique-hyperfunction-long-term-follow-up-of-6-muscles-approach
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Adriano Magli, Roberta Carelli, Elisabetta Chiariello Vecchio, Francesca Esposito, Luca Rombetto, Paolo Esposito Veneruso
AIM: To evaluate long term follow-up (10y) of 6 muscle surgical approach in essential infantile esotropia (EIE). METHODS: A 6 muscle approach to EIE was retrospectively evaluated in patients with inferior oblique (IO) hyperfunction and lateral rectus (LR) pseudoparalysis, who underwent surgery at different ages. Different clinical characters were analyzed pre- and postoperatively, in patients who underwent a 6 muscles approach ≤4 years of age. All patients underwent a multiple muscles approach: bilateral medial recti (MR) recession (4-5 mm), bilateral LR resection (lower than 7 mm) and bilateral IO recession and anteroposition...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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