Category: Treatment

Tx for Dominant Drusen

Here’s a case of a 41 yocf w/dominant drusen/early ARMD. Not exactly a VT case, but in time, this lady will require adaptive help. So, what else can be done in the meantime? I consulted with Dr. Yves Sauve, Director…

WebMD Video: Visual Rehabilitation

Does your pediatric client have a functional vision deficit? How would you know? As a rule, if a child has trouble with learning, reading, balance, coordination, or mental focus and attention, there is a better chance than not that vision…

Book: Clinical Management of Binocular Vision

Clinical Management of Binocular Vision: Heterophoric, Accommodative, and Eye Movement Disorders [Paperback] Mitchell Scheiman OD (Author), Bruce Wick OD PhD (Author) From the product description online: This basic text covers the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most prevalent vision…

Visual Plasticity

From the TED.com post below: Pawan Sinha details his groundbreaking research into how the brain’s visual system develops. Sinha and his team provide free vision-restoring treatment to children born blind, and then study how their brains learn to interpret visual…

VT Tip: Cylinder and Reading

Cylinder (astigmatism) >1.00 diopter, especially oblique, degrades reading performance. Amounts >2.00 diopters induce ‘lazy eye’ and cause sometimes severe medical and pseudo-psychiatric disorders. The ciliary body doesn’t care about spherical equivalent. (you can quote me on that) Now that’s something…

Atropine in Amblopia

It is fairly common still to for OD’s and MD’s to use atropine penalization for amblyopia treatment, and that this can continue for up to a year or more. Still, there is very little data supporting this practice over other…

Pediatric Frames

It’s hard to find good quality pediatric frames. Frames need to be flexible yet sturdy enough to maintain proper alignment. They should have cable temples, small sizes, and be relatively inexpensive for parents. Here’s one source that seems to be…

Online Math Help

Here’s a website collection of a number math games. Learning math is boosted by VT and motor activities that build spatial awareness, so online games won’t get you too far. Still, it costs nothing and parents will appreciate it. http://www.coolmath-games.com/…