Saturday, May 11, 2013

Babies Show Adult-Like Consciousness As Early As Five Months

Babies Show Adult-Like Consciousness As Early As Five Months

Babies become conscious of their environment by the time they are five months old, according to a new study by French neuroscientists.
By the time infants reach three months of age, their developing brains have trillions of connections and the weight of those firing neurons triples within the first year of life. Scientists have always wanted to know what do these small people know, and when do they know it?.....

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Brain Activity Distinguishes An Autistic Brain From A Non-Autistic Brain

Brain Activity Distinguishes An Autistic Brain From A Non-Autistic Brain

Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children. Their findings appear in the online journal PLOS ONE. ....


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Boy Who Couldn’t Remember His Numbers

The Boy Who Couldn’t Remember His Numbers

Parents always want their kids to become quick studies at their schoolwork.  But when home schooling mom Sandra Mackulak found her son Kraig struggling to read and unable to remember his numbers, she knew something significant was wrong......


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Changes in health-related quality of life 1 year following strabismus surgery


Changes in health-related quality of life 1 year following strabismus surgery

....For patients who became partial success (n=18) or failure (n=4) at 1 year there was a numerical decrease in scores at 1 year.....

Comments:If your surgery was a success your reported quality of life improved, however if there was only a partial success or outright failure your quality of life took a nose dive. A review of the literature (or search this blog)  will show that about 1/3 of those who have strabismus surgery fail (need another surgery). If 33% of patients are strabismus surgery failures are they then suffering a decrease in their quality of life as well? DM

Why your child doesn't like to read

Why your child doesn't like to read

Monday, May 6, 2013

XIV Biennial Meeting of the Child Vision Research Society


The XIV Biennial Meeting of the Child Vision Research Society 
 June 17 to 19, 2013, Ontario, Canada 

 The final registration deadline for CVRS is in a few day’s time – Friday 10th May. You can go to http://www.regonline.ca/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1030927 to register. This conference is fully dedicated to the vision of infants and children from basic science to patient management, for infants and children with typical and atypical development (http://www.cvrsoc.org/). The programme is already available at http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1030927 where the list of poster presentations will also very shortly be available.

3D Vision Syndrome

3D Vision Syndrome: 
Continuing Education Program

As the American Optometric Association's spokesperson on 3D Vision Syndrome, I'e been lucky enough to have been interviewed on NBC News, ABC News, and featured on YouTube.

If you want to know more about 3D Vision Syndrome diagnosis and treatment and how to set up a ison therapy practice, please come to the Victoria Conference July 18-21st  sponsored by the Pacific University College of Optometry.

Click here for the brochure.  Click here to register for the meeting.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pediatric Vision Therapy featuring Dr. Takeia Locke

 
Pediatric Vision Therapy featuring Dr. Takeia Locke

If you have children, you must listen to how pediatric vision therapy can have a dramatic effect. This show features Dr. Takeia Locke- Leef of Family Eye Care Center of Atlanta … all brought to you by HealthGate.
Vision skills are quite complex and seeing 20/20 is only one component of having great vision. Children who do not know what is “normal” may not discern a problem with vision; parents may not notice. In the U.S., one in ten children are at risk for undetected vision problems. Uncorrected vision problems in children may be a key reason why over 60% of students are identified as “problem learners.” ......