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To investigate the course of near stereoacuity in a cohort of children with untreated intermittent exotropia.
A total of 95 children aged 2 to 16 years with untreated intermittent exotropia were identified who had measurements of near stereoacuity, using the Preschool Randot (PSR) test on at least two successive examinations, with no intervening treatment. Deterioration was defined as a drop of at least 3 octaves, based on test–retest data. Alternative secondary analyses were performed defining deterioration as a drop of at least 2 octaves or as a transition from normal to subnormal. The main outcome measure was the deterioration rate calculated at 1 and 2 years using a Kaplan-Meier survival analysis.
For near stereoacuity, the rate of decreasing 3 or more octaves was 2% (95% CI, 0%-6%) at 1 year and 7% (95% CI, 0%-16%) at 2 years. The alternative secondary analyses revealed similar low deterioration rates. In most cases of apparent deterioration, near stereoacuity returned to baseline levels without treatment.
For children with untreated intermittent exotropia, deterioration in near stereoacuity at 1 and 2 years is infrequent. Therefore, performing surgery for intermittent exotropia to proactively prevent deterioration of near stereoacuity cannot be justified. Retesting stereoacuity is critical to determine whether any measured decrease in stereoacuity is real.
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
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