Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Comments: I'm Italian so I love garlic.....now I even have a better reason to use plenty of garlic when I cook my Italian dishes!! DM
Opaque Intra-ocular Lens for Intractable Diplopia: Experience and Patients Expectations and Satisfaction
Comments: This paper's abstract does mention that this option was used ONLY after all other options were tried. Cutting open the eye and putting in an opaque lens would certainly not be my first choice for treatment....when other less drastic methods are available. DM
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Comments: If past research and my own clinical experience shows anything....it is that full time occlusion is typcially VERY difficult to achieve. Why put the child thru that when if you add active hand eye activities you can improve the VA nicely. So 2 hrs of occlusion with one of those hours doing active therapy involving hand eye activities will work just fine, the patient will be more compliant...and your end VA will be just what you'd like! DM
by Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A, Editor
by Gary J. Williams, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Limited Research and Education on Special Populations in Optometry and Ophthalmology
by Wes Sands, OD; Marc Taub, OD, FAAO; Dominick M. Maino, OD, MEd, FAAO, FCOVD-A
The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes
by Thomas Lecoq
Financial Management - Payment Card Fraud Can Happen to You
by Richard Rizzardi
Illustrated Tutorials in Clinical Ophthalmology
Review by Christine L. Allison, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius
Review by David A. Goss, OD, PhD, FCOVDA, FAAO
Current Eye & Vision Science Literature
by David A. Goss, OD, PhD, FAAO, FCOVD-A
Repeatability of the VMI Supplemental Developmental Test of Visual Perception
by Marjean Taylor Kulp, OD, MS, FAAO and Michael J. Earley, OD, PhD, FAAO
The COVD - QOL Questionnaire in a socially at-risk population of youth
by Willard B. Bleything, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD, Sandra L. Landis, OD, FCOVD
Optometric Vision Therapy/Rehabilitation Service at the SUNY College Of Optometry
by Harold N Friedman OD, COVD, FAAO
Guidelines for Authors
Call for Papers, Call for Photographs
Special Issue Introduction
Perceptual organization and neural computation Sergei Gepshtein James H. Elder Laurence T. Maloney
On the plausibility of the discriminant center-surround hypothesis for visual saliency Dashan Gao Vijay Mahadevan Nuno Vasconcelos
Spatial structure affects temporal judgments: Evidence for a synchrony binding code Samuel Cheadle Frank Bauer Andrew Parton Hermann Müller Yoram S. Bonneh Marius Usher
Selective mechanisms for simple contours revealed by compound adaptation Sarah Hancock Jonathan W. Peirce
A feedback model of figure-ground assignment Dražen Domijan Mia Šetić
Contextual modulations of center-surround interactions in motion revealed with the motion aftereffect Duje Tadin Chris L. E. Paffen Randolph Blake Joseph S. Lappin
Perceptual organization reconsidered in the light of the watercolor illusion: The problem of perception of holes and the object-hole effect Baingio Pinna Maria Tanca
The segmental structure of faces and its use in gender recognition Adrian Nestor Michael J. Tarr
Perceptual segmentation and the perceived orientation of dot clusters: The role of robust statistics Elias H. Cohen Manish Singh Laurence T. Maloney
Fixation locations when grasping partly occluded objects Denise D. J. de Grave Constanze Hesse Anne-Marie Brouwer Volker H. Franz
Induced Gamma activity in primary visual cortex is related to luminance and not color contrast: An MEG study Peyman Adjamian Avgis Hadjipapas Gareth R. Barnes Arjan Hillebrand Ian E. Holliday
Local determinants of contour interpolation Marianne Maertens Robert Shapley
Perceptual grouping and inverse fMRI activity patterns in human visual cortex Fang Fang Daniel Kersten Scott O. Murray
Bistability for audiovisual stimuli: Perceptual decision is modality specific Jean-Michel Hupé Lu-Ming Joffo Daniel Pressnitzer
Monday, June 16, 2008
Dr. Robert Montés-Micó, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the new peer reviewed Journal of Optometry of the Spanish Council of Optometry is devoted to publication of research in the field of Optometry, Vision Sciences and related areas. He invites all to submit an Original Research Article, Review, Case Report or Technical Report.
The journal welcomes the submission of original manuscripts and reviews describing clinical and experimental research in the field of Optometry, Ophthalmic Optics, Ocular Surface and Basic and Applied Visual Science in general; research on Instruments and Techniques, Reports of Clinical Cases, and clinically relevant laboratory investigations are also welcomed.
Journal features include rapid publication of articles, international Editorial Board, free on-line access, large readership, authors retain copyright of their work and movies are accepted.
Do not hesitate to contact him if you have any further questions.
Journal home page available at: http://www.journalofoptometry.org
Comments: Give me a break! Babies with bipolar disorder? I would suggest that we look at this with a very skeptical eye....and that those docs who are quick to medicate...need a major re-think! DM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Evaluating Changes in Quality of Life After Vision Therapy Using the COVD Quality of Life Outcomes Assessment
Background: This study determined if completing an optometry school based home- and in-office vision therapy program could decrease symptoms and improve quality of life using the COVD Quality of Life Outcomes Assessment as a measurement tool. Methods: Forty-nine subjects ages 7-45 years with various visual diagnoses completed the 30-item survey before starting vision therapy (Visit 1), again at the six-week visit (Visit 6), and following the completion of the therapy (Final). Data were analyzed by Visit 1, Visit 6, and Final survey
summed results. These results were divided into four domains: Physical-Occupational, Social Integration, Somatic Sensation, and Psychological, which are based on the original question categories. Data were also analyzed by age groups to determine if perceptions of changes in quality of life differ between groups. A lower score indicated less severe symptoms. Results:
Mean scores were progressively lowered from Visit 1, to Visit 6, to Final Visit for all domains, in both the older age group (≥ 18 years) and the younger age group (<18>Outcomes Assessment was an effective way to measure quality of life changes after vision therapy in this patient population. Vision therapy resulted in a decrease in subjects’ symptoms.
environmental factors affecting the emergence of the basic vision functions (visual acuity, pursuits, saccades, binocularity, and visual perception).Vision guidance and optometric vision therapy activities are explained and demonstrated to educate and guide parents in playful interactions with their child. The activities are suited for the infant from birth to age three. The aim is to prevent vision abnormalities from developing by providing a comprehensive program of movement oriented vision stimulation.
Comments A good article to give to new parents. DM
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This historic new system will strengthen FDA's ability to monitor the performance of a product throughout its entire life cycle, thus enhancing the protection and promotion of public health. Such a system could also ultimately facilitate data mining and other research-related activities.
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Comments: Just thought you'd be interested in this. Imagine taking a certain medication and being able to follow along as any complications arise. DM