Tag: research

Research By Diagnosis

Amblyopia (One type of ‘Lazy Eye’) • Amos J. Refractive Amblyopia. In: Amos J ed. Diagnosis and management in vision care. Boston: Butterworths, 1987:372. • American Optometric Association. Optometric clinical practice guideline: Care of the patient with amblyopia. St. Louis:…

Strabismus Surgery – A parent’s question.

  Here is a parent’s question regarding her niece’s recent strabismus surgery. It seems obvious that the solution to a turned eye would be to ‘realign’ it surgically, but if you look a little deeper, this ‘leap before you look’…

A Swing and a Miss for RTI LD Research

  While conducting some research, I came across the article “Response to Instruction as a Means of Identifying Students With Reading/Learning Disabilities” in a journal on exceptional children in the classroom (see below for more information). What is remarkable about this…

Role of Vision in Spatial Learning

  Held and Hein, 1963, experimented with kittens to determine the role of visual-tactile input and stimulation in the development of spatial coordination. This showed conclusively that seeing is not the sufficient determinant, but actual physical interaction with stimuli is…

VT at Home: Ophthalmology Wakes Up

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, some ophthalmologists considered very seriously different elements of visual function (control of the movement of the eyes) insofar as it contributes to significant dysfunction and interferes with reading. At times, the concepts of…