Saturday, February 1, 2014

Exploring inhibitory deficits in female premutation carriers of fragile X syndrome: Through eye movements.

Shelton AL1Cornish K1Kraan C1et al .Exploring inhibitory deficits in female premutation carriers of fragile X syndrome: Through eye movements. 2014 Jan 11;85C:201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2013.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]

.......Group comparisons revealed poorer inhibitory control for female premutation carriers on ocular motor tasks, in addition to demonstrating some difficulties in behaviour self-regulation, when compared to controls. A negative correlation between CGG repeat length and antisaccade error rates for premutation carriers was also found. Our preliminary findings indicate that impaired inhibitory control may represent a phenotype characteristic which may be a sensitive risk biomarker within this female fragile X premutation population......

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

British Medical Association Award for First Prize in Health and Social Care: Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs

British Medical Association Award for First Prize in Health and Social Care
Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs

 We were notified of this award last month or so, but they just sent the official certificate this week!

Absolutely awesome if I say so myself!

When was the last time a national medical association recognized the work of an optometrist?

Thank you to the British Medical Association and to Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins our publisher!  DM

Monday, January 27, 2014

What is Strabismus?


This is fairly good explanation of strabismus. It should have spent more time on the role vision therapy can play in the treatment of strabismus....and that oftentimes vision therapy before and after surgery could improve surgery outcomes tremendously.