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To determine which are the most sensitive tests, together with accommodative amplitude, to classify accommodative insufficiency (AI), we analyzed the relation between monocular estimated method (MEM) dynamic retinoscopy, monocular and binocular accommodative facility (MAF, BAF), and positive relative accommodation (PRA) with or without the presence of reduced amplitude of accommodation.
We studied 328 symptomatic patients who presented consecutively to an optometric clinic. From this sample, we selected the 41 patients who presented amplitude of accommodation at least 2 D below the minimum age-appropriate amplitude according to Hofstetter’s formula: 15 − 0.25 × age. We also selected data from 40 consecutive subjects (control group) with no general binocular disorders and normal accommodative amplitudes. We studied the specificity and sensitivity of the four signs related with the accommodative insufficiency: high MEM dynamic retinoscopy, failing MAF and BAF with minus lenses of ±2 D flipper lenses, and low PRA.
Using the standard deviation as the cutoff, the specificity values were MEM = 0.88, MAF = 1, BAF = 0.93, and PRA = 1. When using the mean value as the cutoff, the specificity diminished, fundamentally for MEM. The sensitivity for the 41 patients using standard deviation as the cutoff was MEM = 0.44, MAF = 0.34, BAF = 0.27, and PRA = 0.27, and when using the mean value as the cutoff the four, sensitivity values increased.
According to the sensitivity results, with both cutoffs used, failing the ±2 D MAF test seems to be the sign that is most associated with the accommodative insufficiency.
I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered. This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.
Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.
My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy. She (Chris) is absolutely great. I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision. I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc). Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her. The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!
The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.
I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.
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