Clinical and Functional Imaging Changes Induced from Vision Therapy in Patients with Convergence Insufficiency

Tara Alvarez1, Mitchell Scheiman2, Elio Santos3, Cristian Morales3, Chang Yaramothu1, John Vito D’antonio-bertagnolli3, Suril Gohel4, Bharat Biswal4, Xiaobo Li3

  • 1New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 2Philadelphia College of Optometry, Salus University
  • 3Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • 4University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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08:30 - 10:00 | Wed 24 Jul | M8 - Level 3 | WeA08

Rehabilitation

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Abstract— Office-Based Vergence/Accommodative Therapy (OBVAT) is an effective treatment for convergence insufficiency (CI) and remediates symptoms in about 75% of patients. Hence, the study of CI patients can serve as a systems-level model to understand the neural mechanisms evoked from rehabilitation. Symptomatic young adult CI patients (N=25) participated in 12 hours of OBVAT and were compared to 25 binocularly normal controls (BNC) using unpaired t-tests. CI patients have significantly lower near point of convergence and positive fusional vergence and were more symptomatic compared to BNC (p

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