An evaluation of clinical treatment of convergence insufficiency for children with reading difficulties

Wolfgang Dusek, B PIERSCIONEK, Julie McClelland

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Background: The present study investigates two different treatment options for convergence insufficiency CI for a group of children with reading difficulties referred by educational institutes to a specialist eye clinic in Vienna. Methods: One hundred and thirty four subjects (aged 7-14 years) with reading difficulties were referred from an educational institute in Vienna, Austria for visual assessment. Each child was given either 8∆ base-in reading spectacles (n=51) or computerised home vision therapy (HTS) (n=51). Thirty two participants refused all treatment offered (clinical control group). A full visual assessment including reading speed and accuracy were conducted pre- and post-treatment.Results: Factorial analyses demonstrated statistically significant changes between results obtained for visits 1 and 2 for total reading time, reading error score, amplitude of accommodation and binocular accommodative facility (within subjects effects) (p
LanguageEnglish
JournalBMC Ophthalmology
Volume11
Issue number21
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Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2011

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An evaluation of clinical treatment of convergence insufficiency for children with reading difficulties. / Dusek, Wolfgang; PIERSCIONEK, B; McClelland, Julie.

In: BMC Ophthalmology, Vol. 11, No. 21, 11.08.2011.

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