Thursday, November 11, 2010

Push-Pull Eye Exercises could aid Amblyopia treatment

It absolutely doesn't surprise me to read that exercises intended to improve depth perception and decrease imbalances between vision strength could also be beneficial as amblyopia treatment.

Eye Exercises Might Boost Fine Depth Perception

Push-pull training method could also be used for 'lazy eye,' researchers say

....This method -- which involves making the weaker eye work while the stronger eye is suppressed -- could be especially important for people who depend on fine depth perception for their work, such as dentists, surgeons, machinists and athletes.

It's also likely that the method can be adapted for treating children with amblyopia (also known as lazy eye), which affects 2 to 3 percent of children in the United States, said the authors of the study published in the Oct. 14 online edition of the journal Current Biology....


Read full article at: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=644235

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