Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rapid Eye Movements Significantly Delayed In People With Glaucoma

Rapid Eye Movements Significantly Delayed In People With Glaucoma

.....The finding.......may shed new light on why glaucoma patients are at increased risk for falls and car accidents. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. ....Rapid (or saccadic) eye movements are the quick, simultaneous movements of both eyes in the same direction. They are involved in a myriad of everyday activities, from reading to scanning the surrounding environment, be it a busy subway station, grocery store shelves or oncoming traffic. .....

Comments: Maybe it's about time for the functional optometrist to become involved with the care of the patient with glaucoma! I'm curious what would happen if we used optometric vision therapy to improve eye movement ability? DM


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