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Titre du document / Document title

The efficacy of vision therapy for convergence excess

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

GALLAWAY M. (1) ; SCHEIMAN M. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) The Eye Institute, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

Convergence excess is a commonly encountered nonstrabismic ocular motility disorder. There are, however, very few research data that evaluate the effect of vision therapy for this condition in a clinical population. The records of 83 consecutive patients with convergence excess who were treated with vision therapy were reviewed to assess the impact of treatment on clinical findings and patient symptoms. Statistically and clinically significant changes in direct and indirect measures of negative fusional vergence were seen, with 84% of patients reporting a total elimination of initial symptoms. Larger increases negative fusional vergence were found than those previously reported. This may be a result of the more extensive and better controlled in-office treatment used in this study. Vision therapy was successful in enhancing negative fusional vergence and eliminating symptoms in the vast majority of patients with convergence excess and should be considered an effective treatment for this condition.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of the American Optometric Association    ISSN  0003-0244   CODEN JAOPBD 

Source / Source

1997, vol. 68, no2, pp. 81-86 (18 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

American Optometric Association, St. Louis, MO, ETATS-UNIS  (1929-1999) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Esophoria

;

Orthoptic treatment

;

Performance evaluation

;

Treatment

;

Child

;

Human

;

Eye disease

;

Oculomotor syndrome

;

Strabismus

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Esophorie

;

Traitement orthoptique

;

Evaluation performance

;

Traitement

;

Enfant

;

Homme

;

Oeil pathologie

;

Oculomotricité syndrome

;

Strabisme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Esoforia

;

Tratamiento ortóptico

;

Evaluación prestación

;

Tratamiento

;

Niño

;

Hombre

;

Ojo patología

;

Oculomotricidad síndrome

;

Estrabismo

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 18907, 35400006442025.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 2610405



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