Can Gaming Software Help Support Vision Therapy?

Interactive gaming software launching today as a wellness product aims to engage children in vision therapy for amblyopia (lazy eye), mild strabismus (crossed or turned eye) or convergence insufficiency (eyes unable to focus together). AmblyoPlay, developed by Smart Optometry, “complements in-office vision therapy and increases at-home vision therapy participation through gamification,” explained Žan Menart, CEO of AmblyoPlay. “Through Smart Optometry’s network of doctors, a common problem communicated to us from presentation to presentation and from one country to another was that although children could be diagnosed, and training could be developed, kids wouldn’t do the traditional vision therapy exercises because they were not fun,” Menart told MD+DI. “With that feedback, we decided to alter our program to address the unique needs of children. We knew that if we wanted children to engage, we had to make it fun and exciting—leading to the interactive gaming software we have today.” Menart said that AmblyoPlay was developed in conjunction with doctors who have first-hand experience treating these conditions. “Through our research and their input, we were able to develop AmblyoPlay to target children,” he said. “AmblyoPlay does not replace the guidan...
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Mary-Magdalene Ugo Dodd, Natalie Wolkow, Mary Elizabeth Cunnane, Lina Ma, Thaddeus P. Dryja, David Hunter
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Diplopia and strabismus are rare complications after CRS in the U.S. military population. These procedures continue to increase the operational readiness of our service members with minimal risk of these potentially debilitating complications. Overall, this study provides support for the continued use of PRK and LASIK despite study limitations related to the use of large databases for retrospective review. Future prospective studies using delineated preoperative and postoperative examinations with sensorimotor testing included may be able to resolve the limitations of this study. PMID: 31808933 [PubMed - as...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Weiyi Xia, Wen Wen, Xiying Wang, Chao Jiang, Lianqun Wu, Ling Ling, Jing Yao, Chen Zhao
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Peter Daniel, Martin Cogen
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Strabismus - Category: Research Tags: Strabismus Source Type: research
Conclusions Despite being a rare condition, Gradenigo syndrome should be taken into account as potential differential diagnosis in children referred to emergency department for recurrent headache and strabismus. An accurate anamnesis to document recent ear infection is mandatory to orientate the diagnosis and focus radiological investigations. Early recognition and timely intervention may allow conservative management to succeed, avoiding the need for surgery and serious sequelae.
Source: Pediatric Emergency Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Illustrative Cases Source Type: research
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