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Background: Cataract is the major cause of blindness in the world and affects an estimated 20 million persons globally. In Africa, there is an incidence of half a million new cases of cataract blindness annually, with a backlog of 3 million persons requiring sight-restoring surgery. The burden of this form of curable blindness resides mainly in less developed nations, which typically have limited numbers of ophthalmologists and medical resources. The experience and results of a general surgeon working in rural West Africa, without prior ophthalmic skills but with limited training in the field, are reported.
Methods: Data on all consecutive planned intracapsular cataract extractions performed between January 1994 and July 1995 inclusive were collected prospectively and the visual outcome as well as surgical complications were analysed.
Results: A total of 243 planned intracapsular cataract extractions were performed. Data were incomplete or missing in five cases leaving 238 for analysis. All the patients were blind pre-operatively, with visual acuities of 3/60 or less. Functional vision (6/60 or better) was restored in 95% of all cases.
Conclusions: General surgeons can be satisfactorily trained in the art of intracapsular cataract extractions, with good visual outcomes. This is very useful in the setting of undeveloped countries where there are severe limitations of resources, and the recruitment of trained general surgeons will help reduce the burden of curable blindness in these regions.
Vision therapy is well worth the response, time and effort. Our Son had a hard time focusing and writing neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time if previously took. His abilities to focus improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent, we wanted learning to be fun for our Son, and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy is well worth the expense, time and effort. Our son had a hard time focusing handwriting neatly. After vision therapy Seth could complete a task in half the time it previously took his abilities to focus and improved greatly and so did his handwriting.
Also, he was better at listening. As a parent you wanted learning to be fun for our son and vision therapy made this possible.
Vision Therapy has given or son the tools he needs to be able to scan and read the written word more effectively and efficiently.
He love working with John and these working sessions give him the motivation to gladly work on his homework assignments.
It amazed us to see the difference in the tracking of his eyes and along a line of it's from the beginning to the end of the treatment.
Dr. McBryar , Kristen and John are all marvelous and we would recommend them to anyone I only wish that we would have found them sooner!
Prior to coming to the institute for vision development my son complained of daily headaches. Therapy has eliminated his headaches completely. I love knowing my son is able to learn pain-free for the rest of his life because of the work that has been done over just a few weeks in this office. He he absolutely loved coming that didn't even feel like going to a doctor or therapy. We are grateful for the relief he was able to find by coming here.
Seems much less frustrated with life
Reads non-stop and fast
Spelling abilities have been hugely improved
Seems much more confident
When we first came to the practice, my son did not have huge issues, but lots of small ones- trouble with reading, sports (hitting the baseball consistently), coordination, etc- that were not easily detectable,but when put together presented issues. The staff here were all very professional and loving towards him. While I was concerned in the reading, my son was concerned with the athletic side. Seeing improvement night off the bat gave him confidence that i have nor seen in him and made him want to not only Come to therapy, but also made him want to work hard. He has surpassed his grade level and above in reading and hit his first home run this year! Thank you!!!
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