Does home-based vision therapy affect symptoms in young adults with convergence insufficiency?
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Fizyki (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
en
Czasopismo
OPTICA APPLICATA
ISSN
0078-5466
EISSN
1899-7015
Wydawca
TECHNICAL UNIV WROCLAW
DOI
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
3
Strony od-do
551-566
Numer tomu
43
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1,00
Słowa kluczowe
en
asthenopia
convergence insufficiency
exophoria
exotropia
eyestrain
symptom survey
vision therapy
Streszczenia
Język
en
Treść
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of extended home-based vision therapy as a treatment for symptomatic convergence insufficiency (CI) in young exophoric adults. Twenty-four adults with symptomatic exophoria at near with convergence insufficiency were divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received 24 weeks of vision training, while the control group received no therapy. The three major outcome measures were the scores on the convergence insufficiency symptom survey V15 (CISS-V15), the near point of convergence and the positive fusional vergence at near. Only subjects from the experimental group demonstrated statistically and clinically significant changes in the CISS-V15 score (improvement of 20 points), near point of convergence (improvement of 5.5 cm) and positive fusional vergence at near (improvement of 15 Δ). No significant changes of either symptoms or signs were evident for the control group. The results presented in this study showed that extending the time and number of home based therapy techniques might be an effective treatment modality in adult subjects with CI. This therapy might be an alternative way for treatment of symptomatic exophoric CI subjects, who cannot attend office sessions.
Cechy publikacji
Fizyka
Physics
discipline:Biofizyka – dziedzina nauk biologicznych
discipline:Biofizyka – dziedzina nauk fizycznych
discipline:Medycyna
discipline:Nauki o zdrowiu
discipline:Biophysics – field of biological sciences
discipline:Biophysics – field of physical sciences
discipline:Medicine
discipline:Health sciences
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Original article presents the results of original research or experiment.
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Inne
System-identifier
PBN-R:699423