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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643716/prevalence-of-ocular-morbidity-in-school-going-children-in-west-uttar-pradesh
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Veer Singh, K P S Malik, V K Malik, Kirti Jain
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to evaluate the prevalence and to make a comparison between the ocular morbidity pattern in school going children of urban and rural areas of West Uttar Pradesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A school-based cross-sectional study design was adopted to examine children aged 5-15 years in randomly selected urban and rural schools of West Uttar Pradesh from June 2012 to August 2014. An optometrist did the vision and refraction, and a detailed ophthalmic examination was done by an ophthalmologist...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637740/tablet-computers-versus-optical-aids-to-support-education-and-learning-in-children-and-young-people-with-low-vision-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-create-children-reading-with-electronic-assistance-to-educate
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Michael D Crossland, Rachel Thomas, Hilary Unwin, Seelam Bharani, Vijaya K Gothwal, Ana Quartilho, Catey Bunce, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor
INTRODUCTION: Low vision and blindness adversely affect education and independence of children and young people. New 'assistive' technologies such as tablet computers can display text in enlarged font, read text out to the user, allow speech input and conversion into typed text, offer document and spreadsheet processing and give access to wide sources of information such as the internet. Research on these devices in low vision has been limited to case series. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will carry out a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to assess the feasibility of a full RCT of assistive technologies for children/young people with low vision...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637654/implementation-of-instrument-based-vision-screening-for-preschool-age-children-in-primary-care
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Jonathan R Modest, Katherine M Majzoub, Bruce Moore, Vijeta Bhambhani, Sarah R McLaughlin, Louis Vernacchio
BACKGROUND: Vision screening is an essential element of well-child care for young children. Recently, several professional groups have recommended the use of instrument-based screening; however, studies demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique in pediatric primary care settings are lacking. METHODS: We designed a cluster randomized quality improvement project to test the implementation of instrument-based vision screening for 3- to 5-year-old children within a pediatric primary care network...
June 21, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633137/incidence-and-characteristics-of-congenital-cataract-surgery-in-france-from-2010-to-2012-the-episafe-program
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Vincent Daien, Annick Le Pape, Didier Heve, Max Villain, Dominique Bremond Gignac
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of visual impairment due to congenital cataract is an international priority as part of VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight, the joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. The present study is part of the Epidemiology and Safety (EPISAFE) collaborative program aiming at assessing the epidemiology and safety of interventions in ophthalmology. METHODS: All children who underwent cataract surgery before the age of 1 year in France between January 2010 and December 2012 were identified by using the Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d'Information...
June 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623544/clinical-feature-and-waveform-in-infantile-nystagmus-syndrome-in-children-with-frmd7-gene-mutations
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Dayong Bai, Wei Shi, Zhan Qi, Wei Li, Aihua Wei, Yanhui Cui, Cheng Li, Li Li
Infant nystagmus sydrome presents as involuntary eye movement disorder and can affect seriously ocular function. We performed a retrospective study of clinical data and FRMD7 genetic test results in 12 cases of infantile nystagmus syndrome to correlate waveform, stereopsis, and visual acuity. The patients (age 6.40±2.67 years) had FRMD7 mutations as follows: missense in eight cases, shear in two cases, frameshift in one case, and non-frameshift in one case. Horizontal jerk waveform was observed in six cases, versus horizontal pendulum in five cases and dual jerk in one case...
June 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614556/binocular-therapy-for-childhood-amblyopia-improves-vision-without-breaking-interocular-suppression
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Manuela Bossi, Vijay K Tailor, Elaine J Anderson, Peter J Bex, John A Greenwood, Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, Steven C Dakin
Purpose: Amblyopia is a common developmental visual impairment characterized by a substantial difference in acuity between the two eyes. Current monocular treatments, which promote use of the affected eye by occluding or blurring the fellow eye, improve acuity, but are hindered by poor compliance. Recently developed binocular treatments can produce rapid gains in visual function, thought to be as a result of reduced interocular suppression. We set out to develop an effective home-based binocular treatment system for amblyopia that would engage high levels of compliance but that would also allow us to assess the role of suppression in children's response to binocular treatment...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607671/epidemiology-of-ocular-trauma-in-children-requiring-hospital-admission-a-16-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kajo Bućan, Anita Matas, Josipa Marin Lovrić, Darko Batistić, Ivna Pleština Borjan, Livia Puljak, Ivona Bućan
BACKGROUND: To study the epidemiology of ocular trauma requiring hospital admission in children under 18 years in age. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included pediatric patients with ocular injuries at the Ophthalmology Department of the Clinical Hospital Centre, Split, Croatia, from 2000 to 2015, classified according to the Birmingham Eye Trauma Terminology. RESULTS: There were 353 children hospitalized, 82% of boys (mean age 11 years) and 18% of girls (mean age 10 years)...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602573/dopamine-signaling-and-myopia-development-what-are-the-key-challenges
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REVIEW
Xiangtian Zhou, Machelle T Pardue, P Michael Iuvone, Jia Qu
In the face of an "epidemic" increase in myopia over the last decades and myopia prevalence predicted to reach 2.5 billion people by the end of this decade, there is an urgent need to develop effective and safe therapeutic interventions to slow down this "myopia booming" and prevent myopia-related complications and vision loss. Dopamine (DA) is an important neurotransmitter in the retina and mediates diverse functions including development, visual signaling, and refractive development. Inspired by the convergence of epidemiological and animal studies in support of the inverse relationship between outdoor activity and risk of developing myopia and by the close biological relationship between light exposure and dopamine release/signaling, we felt it is timely and important to critically review the role of DA in myopia development...
June 7, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599912/efficacy-of-vision-therapy-in-children-with-learning-disability-and-associated-binocular-vision-anomalies
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Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, Prerana Shah, Krishna Kumar Ramani, Lalitha Ramanujan
PURPOSE: To report the frequency of binocular vision (BV) anomalies in children with specific learning disorders (SLD) and to assess the efficacy of vision therapy (VT) in children with a non-strabismic binocular vision anomaly (NSBVA). METHODS: The study was carried out at a centre for learning disability (LD). Comprehensive eye examination and binocular vision assessment was carried out for 94 children (mean (SD) age: 15 (2.2) years) diagnosed with specific learning disorder...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598868/pax6-aniridia-syndrome-clinics-genetics-and-therapeutics
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Hyun Taek Lim, Dae Hee Kim, Hyuna Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aniridia is a rare and panocular disorder affecting most of the ocular structures which may have significant impact on vision. The purpose of this review is to describe the clinical features, genetics, and therapeutic options for this disease and to provide an update of current knowledge and latest research findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Aside from the ocular features, a variety of associated systemic abnormalities, including hormonal, metabolic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurologic disorders have been reported in children with aniridia...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597283/transumbilical-laparoscopic-assisted-appendectomy-in-children-is-it-worth-it
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Sara Hernandez-Martin, Lidia Ayuso, Ada Yessenia Molina, Javier Pison, Miguel Angel Martinez-Bermejo, Alberto Perez-Martinez
INTRODUCTION: Transumbilical laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy (TULAA) is the technique of choice for all types of appendicitis in our Department. It combines the advantages of laparoscopy (global vision and minimally invasion) and open surgery (lower cost). The objective was to assess the results of our TULAA series and compare them to the results of standard laparoscopic appendectomies (SLA) performed during the same period. METHODS: Retrospective review of total appendectomies performed since TULAA introduction (September 2003 to December 2015) with statistic analysis of the results...
June 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587882/combined-vitrectomy-and-glaucoma-drainage-device-implantation-surgical-approach-for-complex-pediatric-glaucomas
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Cem Ozgonul, Cagri G Besirli, Brenda L Bohnsack
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of combined vitrectomy with posteriorly-placed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective case review identified 20 children who underwent vitrectomy with posteriorly-placed GDD with minimal 6-months follow-up. First eye operated on was included. Success was defined as IOP 5-20 mmHg, no additional IOP-lowering surgery or visually-devastating complications. RESULTS: Patients with primary infantile-onset glaucoma (25%), traumatic glaucoma (15%), Peters anomaly (15%), microphthalmia (25%), glaucoma following cataract surgery (10%), microspherophakia (5%), and retinopathy of prematurity (5%) were included...
June 3, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587872/validation-of-an-automated-tractography-method-for-the-optic-radiations-as-a-biomarker-of-visual-acuity-in-neurofibromatosis-associated-optic-pathway-glioma
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REVIEW
Peter de Blank, Michael J Fisher, Haley Gittleman, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Chaitra Badve, Jeffrey I Berman
INTRODUCTION: Fractional anisotropy (FA) of the optic radiations has been associated with vision deficit in multiple intrinsic brain pathologies including NF1 associated optic pathway glioma, but hand-drawn regions of interest used in previous tractography methods limit consistency of this potential biomarker. We created an automated method to identify white matter tracts in the optic radiations and compared this method to previously reported hand-drawn tractography. METHOD: Automated tractography of the optic radiation using probabilistic streamline fiber tracking between the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus and the occipital cortex was compared to the hand-drawn method between regions of interest posterior to Meyer's loop and anterior to tract branching near the calcarine cortex...
June 3, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581542/visual-impairment-and-traits-of-autism-in-children
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REVIEW
Magdalena Wrzesińska, Joanna Kapias, Katarzyna Nowakowska-Domagała, Józef Kocur
Visual impairment present from birth or from an early childhood may lead to psychosocial and emotional disorders. 11-40% of children in the group with visual impairment show traits of autism. The aim of this paper was to present the selected examples of how visual impairment in children is related to the occurrence of autism and to describe the available tools for diagnosing autism in children with visual impairment. So far the relation between visual impairment in children and autism has not been sufficiently confirmed...
April 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577266/reimagining-childhood-responding-to-the-challenge-presented-by-severe-developmental-disability
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Erica K Salter
Through an exploration of the experience of severe and profound intellectual disability, this essay will attempt to expose the predominant, yet usually obscured, medical anthropology of the child and examine its effects on pediatric bioethics. I will argue that both modern western society and modern western medicine do, actually, have a robust notion of the child, a notion which can find its roots in three influential thinkers: Aristotle, Immanuel Kant and Jean Piaget. Together, these philosophers offer us a compelling vision: the child is primarily a future rational, autonomous adult...
June 2, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573997/allergen-specific-exposure-associated-with-high-immunoglobulin-e-and-eye-rubbing-predisposes-to-progression-of-keratoconus
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Rohit Shetty, Shraddha Sureka, Pallak Kusumgar, Swaminathan Sethu, Kanchan Sainani
We report two male children with persistent allergic eye disease (AED) and keratoconus (KC). Both presented with symptoms of vernal keratoconjunctivitis and decreased vision. In view of unrelenting AED, serum immunoglobulin E (IgE) quantification and identification of specific allergens were advised. Increased serum IgE levels were observed in both cases. Sunflower and sheep wool were identified as specific allergens for the first and second patient respectively by skin patch test. There was complete resolution of symptoms of AED in both patients following avoidance of causative allergens...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572864/time-to-boundary-function-to-study-the-development-of-upright-stance-control-in-children
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Carmen D'Anna, Maurizio Schmid, Andrea Scorza, Salvatore A Sciuto, Luisa Lopez, Silvia Conforto
BACKGROUND: The development of postural control across the primary school time horizon is a complex process, which entails biomechanics modifications, the maturation of cognitive ability and sensorimotor organization, and the emergence of anticipatory behaviour. Postural stability in upright stance has been thus object of a multiplicity of studies to better characterize postural control in this age span, with a variety of methodological approaches. The analysis of the Time-to-Boundary function (TtB), which specifies the spatiotemporal proximity of the Centre of Pressure (CoP) to the stability boundaries in the regulation of posture in upright stance, is among the techniques used to better characterize postural stability in adults, but, as of now, it has not yet been introduced in developmental studies...
2017: Open Biomedical Engineering Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570368/prioritizing-the-most-needed-formulations-to-accelerate-paediatric-antiretroviral-therapy-scale-up
#18
Martina Penazzato, Claudia Palladino, Nandita Sugandhi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Initiatives are in place to reach super-fast targets by 2018 for paediatric patients living with HIV. However, these efforts are unlikely to be successful until better paediatric antiretrovirals and treatment strategies are available. This commentary reviews the specific features, challenges, and recent developments in paediatric HIV treatment to determine optimal regimen sequencing and use of available drug options. It also outlines a medium and long-term vision for treatment optimization as endorsed by the paediatric antiretroviral drug optimization group...
July 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558620/children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder
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J M Loftesnes, R P Ingvaldsen, Hermundur Sigmundsson
This study tested the effect of task-specific training of a perceptual ability for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) compared to control children. A manual matching task (target location and pointing task) was used, which required the children to locate target pins either visually (seen target) or proprioceptively (felt target), while matching to the located target was always carried out without vision. Thirty-one children (11-12 years) were selected based on teacher statements regarding everyday motor skill performance, the DSM-IV criteria, and the Movement ABC test...
April 2017: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555097/training-on-movement-figure-ground-discrimination-remediates-low-level-visual-timing-deficits-in-the-dorsal-stream-improving-high-level-cognitive-functioning-including-attention-reading-fluency-and-working-memory
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Teri Lawton, John Shelley-Tremblay
The purpose of this study was to determine whether neurotraining to discriminate a moving test pattern relative to a stationary background, figure-ground discrimination, improves vision and cognitive functioning in dyslexics, as well as typically-developing normal students. We predict that improving the speed and sensitivity of figure-ground movement discrimination (PATH to Reading neurotraining) acts to remediate visual timing deficits in the dorsal stream, thereby improving processing speed, reading fluency, and the executive control functions of attention and working memory in both dyslexic and normal students who had PATH neurotraining more than in those students who had no neurotraining...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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