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Vallabh E Das
Disrupting binocular vision in infancy leads to strabismus and oftentimes to a variety of associated visual sensory deficits and oculomotor abnormalities. Investigation of this disorder has been aided by the development of various animal models, each of which has advantages and disadvantages. In comparison to studies of binocular visual responses in cortical structures, investigations of neural oculomotor structures that mediate the misalignment and abnormalities of eye movements have been more recent, and these studies have shown that different brain areas are intimately involved in driving several aspects of the strabismic condition, including horizontal misalignment, dissociated deviations, A and V patterns of strabismus, disconjugate eye movements, nystagmus, and fixation switch...
October 14, 2016: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515427/pediatric-vision-screening-using-the-plusoptix-a12c-photoscreener-in-chinese-preschool-children-aged-3-to-4-years
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Dan Huang, Xuejuan Chen, Xiaohan Zhang, Yue Wang, Hui Zhu, Hui Ding, Jing Bai, Ji Chen, Zhujun Fu, Zijin Wang, Hu Liu
This study evaluated the performance of plusoptiX A12C in detecting amblyopia risk factors (ARFs) in Chinese children aged 3-to-4-year. PlusoptiX examination was successfully conducted among 1,766 subjects without cycloplegia to detect refractive error, asymmetry and media opacity. Cycloplegic retinoscopy (CR) was conducted on 357 children suspected of having vision abnormalities. Statistical differences between CR and the device were confirmed using the mean spherical value (+1.41 ± 0.87 D versus +1.14 ± 0...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501447/comparison-of-quantitative-measurement-of-foveal-avascular-zone-and-macular-vessel-density-in-eyes-of-children-with-amblyopia-and-healthy-controls-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
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Ihsan Yilmaz, Osman Bulut Ocak, Basak Saracoglu Yilmaz, Aslı Inal, Birsen Gokyigit, Muhittin Taskapili
PURPOSE: To quantify vessel density of superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP), and the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) of children's amblyopic eyes and to compare the measurements with those of companion eyes and age-matched controls. METHODS: Fifteen patients with strabismic amblyopia, and 15 age-matched controls were included in this cross-sectional study. SCP, DCP, and FAZ were measured via optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA)...
May 10, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484381/impaired-activation-of-visual-attention-network-for-motion-salience-is-accompanied-by-reduced-functional-connectivity-between-frontal-eye-fields-and-visual-cortex-in-strabismic-amblyopia
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Hao Wang, Sheila G Crewther, Minglong Liang, Robin Laycock, Tao Yu, Bonnie Alexander, David P Crewther, Jian Wang, Zhengqin Yin
Strabismic amblyopia is now acknowledged to be more than a simple loss of acuity and to involve alterations in visually driven attention, though whether this applies to both stimulus-driven and goal-directed attention has not been explored. Hence we investigated monocular threshold performance during a motion salience-driven attention task involving detection of a coherent dot motion target in one of four quadrants in adult controls and those with strabismic amblyopia. Psychophysical motion thresholds were impaired for the strabismic amblyopic eye, requiring longer inspection time and consequently slower target speed for detection compared to the fellow eye or control eyes...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463606/decreased-binocular-summation-in-strabismic-amblyopes-and-effect-of-strabismus-surgery
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Melinda Y Chang, Joseph L Demer, Sherwin J Isenberg, Federico G Velez, Stacy L Pineles
PURPOSE: Binocular summation (BiS) occurs when binocular visual function surpasses that of the better eye alone. We sought to evaluate whether strabismic amblyopia reduces BiS more than strabismus alone, and determine whether BiS improves in strabismic amblyopes after strabismus surgery. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 15 patients with strabismic amblyopia who then underwent strabismus surgery. Thirty age-matched normal subjects and 30 non-amblyopic strabismic patients served as controls...
May 2, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463578/comparison-of-naso-temporal-asymmetry-during-monocular-smooth-pursuit-optokinetic-nystagmus-and-ocular-following-response-in-strabismic-monkeys
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Anand C Joshi, Mehmet N Agaoglu, Vallabh E Das
PURPOSE: Under monocular viewing conditions, humans and monkeys with infantile strabismus exhibit asymmetric naso-temporal (N-T) responses to motion stimuli. The goal of this study was to compare and contrast these N-T asymmetries during 3 visually mediated eye tracking tasks-optokinetic nystagmus (OKN), smooth pursuit (SP) response, and ocular following responses (OFR). METHODS: Two adult strabismic monkeys were tested under monocular viewing conditions during OKN, SP, or OFR stimulation...
May 2, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384899/health-related-quality-of-life-hrqol-in-young-adults-with-strabismus-in-india
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Surendra P Sah, Indra P Sharma, Monica Chaudhry, Mousumi Saikia
INTRODUCTION: Strabismus has negative psycho-social and functional effects in adults. The impact can be minimised with surgery. However, in a low-income setting, it is important to evaluate the level of impact and prioritise the target population for intervention. The Adult Strabismus (AS-20) questionnaire is a reliable tool for assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in strabismic adults. AIM: To assess the HRQoL in young adults with manifest strabismus through psychosocial and functional scores according to gender and direction of deviation using the AS-20 questionnaire...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341991/altered-interhemispheric-functional-connectivity-in-patients-with-anisometropic-and-strabismic-amblyopia-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Minglong Liang, Bing Xie, Hong Yang, Xuntao Yin, Hao Wang, Longhua Yu, Sheng He, Jian Wang
PURPOSE: Altered brain functional connectivity has been reported in patients with amblyopia by recent neuroimaging studies. However, relatively little is known about the alterations in interhemispheric functional connectivity in amblyopia. The present study aimed to investigate the functional connectivity patterns between homotopic regions across hemispheres in patients with anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia under resting state. METHODS: Nineteen monocular anisometropic amblyopia (AA), 18 strabismic amblyopia (SA), and 20 normal-sight controls (NC) were enrolled in this study...
March 24, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291195/-optic-nerve-pathology-in-the-structure-of-diagnostic-errors-inpatients-referred-for-cataract-surgery
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V V Egorov, N V Savchenko, E L Sorokin, O V Danilov
AIM: to study the frequency of misdiagnosis of cataract in patients with optic nerve pathology or amblyopia and to identify its main causes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 381 patients (381 eyes) wrongly diagnosed with cataract. A standard set of eye tests was performed. In-depth examination of the macular area was done through biomicroscopy with contactless aspheric lenses of 60 and 90 D. Part of the patients underwent optical coherence tomography and static perimetry as well as examination of electrical sensitivity threshold and electrical lability of the optic nerve...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284488/agnosic-vision-is-like-peripheral-vision-which-is-limited-by-crowding
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Francesca Strappini, Denis G Pelli, Enrico Di Pace, Marialuisa Martelli
Visual agnosia is a neuropsychological impairment of visual object recognition despite near-normal acuity and visual fields. A century of research has provided only a rudimentary account of the functional damage underlying this deficit. We find that the object-recognition ability of agnosic patients viewing an object directly is like that of normally-sighted observers viewing it indirectly, with peripheral vision. Thus, agnosic vision is like peripheral vision. We obtained 14 visual-object-recognition tests that are commonly used for diagnosis of visual agnosia...
February 1, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214552/interocular-suppression-in-children-with-deprivation-amblyopia
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Lisa Hamm, Zidong Chen, Jinrong Li, Joanna Black, Shuan Dai, Junpeng Yuan, Minbin Yu, Benjamin Thompson
In patients with anisometropic or strabismic amblyopia, interocular suppression can be minimized by presenting high contrast stimulus elements to the amblyopic eye and lower contrast elements to the fellow eye. This suggests a structurally intact binocular visual system that is functionally suppressed. We investigated whether suppression can also be overcome by contrast balancing in children with deprivation amblyopia due to childhood cataracts. To quantify interocular contrast balance, contrast interference thresholds were measured using an established dichoptic global motion technique for 21 children with deprivation amblyopia, 14 with anisometropic or mixed strabismic/anisometropic amblyopia and 10 visually normal children (mean age mean=9...
March 5, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188939/survey-of-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-anisometropic-and-strabismic-amblyopia
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Reza Soltani Moghaddam, Abdolreza Medghalchi, Yousef Alizadeh
. To investigate the effect of anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia on the nerve fiber layer thickness. This cross-sectional study was done on 54 amblyopic subjects, equally in both strabismic and anisometropic groups. The thickness otonerve fiber layer measured in superior, inferior, nasal, temporal quadrants and as a whole in both eyes of both groups. The means of thickness were compared in amblyopic and sound eyes. In strabismus group, the average nerve fiber layer thickness of the sound eye , in superior, inferior, nasal and temporal quadrants and as a whole were 113...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166317/effects-of-reduced-acuity-and-stereo-acuity-on-saccades-and-reaching-movements-in-adults-with-amblyopia-and-strabismus
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Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo, Herbert C Goltz, Linda Colpa, Manokaraananthan Chandrakumar, Agnes M F Wong
Purpose: Our previous work has shown that amblyopia disrupts the planning and execution of visually-guided saccadic and reaching movements. We investigated the association between the clinical features of amblyopia and aspects of visuomotor behavior that are disrupted by amblyopia. Methods: A total of 55 adults with amblyopia (22 anisometropic, 18 strabismic, 15 mixed mechanism), 14 adults with strabismus without amblyopia, and 22 visually-normal control participants completed a visuomotor task while their eye and hand movements were recorded...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031397/electrical-stimulation-of-superior-colliculus-affects-strabismus-angle-in-monkey-models-for-strabismus
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Suraj Upadhyaya, Hui Meng, Vallabh E Das
Disruption of binocular vision during the critical period for development leads to eye misalignment in humans and in monkey models. We have previously suggested that disruption within a vergence circuit could be the neural basis for strabismus. Electrical stimulation in the rostral superior colliculus (rSC) leads to vergence eye movements in normal monkeys. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of SC stimulation on eye misalignment in strabismic monkeys. Electrical stimulation was delivered to 51 sites in the intermediate and deep layers of the SC (400 Hz, 0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982206/dysfunction-in-the-fellow-eyes-of-strabismic-and-anisometropic-amblyopic-children-assessed-by-visually-evoked-potentials
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Eric Pinheiro Andrade, Adriana Berezovsky, Paula Yuri Sacai, Josenilson Martins Pereira, Daniel Martins Rocha, Solange Rios Salomão
Purpose: To evaluate visual acuity and transient pattern reversal (PR) visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in the fellow eyes of children with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia. Methods: Children diagnosed with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia were recruited for electrophysiological assessment by VEPs. Monocular grating and optotype acuity were measured using sweep-VEPs and an Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study chart, respectively. During the same visit, transient PR-VEPs of each eye were recorded using stimuli subtending with a visual angle of 60', 15', and 7...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960584/the-prevalence-of-strabismus-and-associated-risk-factors-in-a-southeastern-region-of-brazil
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Luisa Fioravanti Schaal, Silvana Artioli Schellini, Leonardo Toledo Pesci, Alicia Galindo, Carlos Roberto Padovani, Jose Eduardo Corrente
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of strabismus and associated risk factors in southeastern Brazil. METHODS: A cross-sectional, population-based study using a systematic sample from nine municipalities in a southeastern region of Brazil composed of 1852 individuals aged ≥1 and ≤12 years old was done. Visual acuity (VA), ocular alignment, and refractive error (RE) were evaluated. Strabismic individuals (strabismus group) were compared to orthotropic individuals (orthotropic group) to analyze risk factors linked to heterotropias...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929726/treatment-of-amblyopia-using-personalized-dosing-strategies-statistical-modelling-and-clinical-implementation
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Michael P Wallace, Catherine E Stewart, Merrick J Moseley, David A Stephens, Alistair R Fielder
PURPOSE: To generate a statistical model for personalizing a patient's occlusion therapy regimen. METHODS: Statistical modelling was undertaken on a combined data set of the Monitored Occlusion Treatment of Amblyopia Study (MOTAS) and the Randomized Occlusion Treatment of Amblyopia Study (ROTAS). This exercise permits the calculation of future patients' total effective dose (TED)-that predicted to achieve their best attainable visual acuity. Daily patching regimens (hours/day) can be calculated from the TED...
December 2016: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895515/excellent-response-of-infantile-orbital-hemangioma-to-propranolol
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Fandresena A Sendrasoa, Irina M Ranaivo, Naina H Razanakoto, Malalaniaina Andrianarison, Lala S Ramarozatovo, F Rapelanoro Rabenja
Infantile hemangiomas are the most common vascular neoplasm that present in infancy, with more than half affecting the head and neck region. Periocularly, hemangiomas may be complicated by visual loss through induction of strabismal, deprivational, or anisometropic astigmatism. We report a case of a 5-year-old girl who presented with orbital hemangioma with potential risk of visual loss who had excellent response to propranolol.
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859646/prevalence-of-non-strabismic-anomalies-of-binocular-vision-in-tamil-nadu-report-2-of-band-study
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Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, Archayeeta Rakshit, Neeraj Kumar Singh, Ronnie George, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Suman Kapur, Mitchell Scheiman, Krishna Kumar Ramani
BACKGROUND: Population-based studies on the prevalence of non-strabismic anomalies of binocular vision in ethnic Indians are more than two decades old. Based on indigenous normative data, the BAND (Binocular Vision Anomalies and Normative Data) study aims to report the prevalence of non-strabismic anomalies of binocular vision among school children in rural and urban Tamil Nadu. METHODS: This population-based, cross-sectional study was designed to estimate the prevalence of non-strabismic anomalies of binocular vision in the rural and urban population of Tamil Nadu...
November 18, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820875/improvement-of-eye-alignment-in-adult-strabismic-monkeys-by-sustained-igf-1-treatment
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Linda K McLoon, Stephen P Christiansen, Geoffrey M Ghose, Vallabh E Das, Michael J Mustari
Purpose: The goal of this study was to determine if continuous application of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) could improve eye alignment of adult strabismic nonhuman primates and to assess possible mechanisms of effect. Methods: A continuous release pellet of IGF-1 was placed on one medial rectus muscle in two adult nonhuman primates (M1, M2) rendered exotropic by the alternating monocular occlusion method during the first months of life. Eye alignment and eye movements were recorded for 3 months, after which M1 was euthanized, and the lateral and medial rectus muscles were removed for morphometric analysis of fiber size, nerve, and neuromuscular density...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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