Amblyopia is very common in adults, with a US prevalence ranging between 1% and 4%. Lazy eye or amblyopia can […]
The Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire (IXTQ) is a child, proxy, and parent report of health-related quality of life specific to children with intermittent exotropia (IXT). The present study aimed to develop a Chinese-language version of the IXTQ (CIXTQ) and evaluate its validity and reliability when used in Chinese IXT children and their parents.
The IXTQ was translated into Chinese. One hundred seventy-five IXT children (2 to 17 years old) and 151 orthotropic control children (2 to 17 years old) along with one of their parents were recruited. Children 5 to 17 years old completed the 5- to 7-year-old or the 8- to 17-year-old child questionnaire of the CIXTQ according to their age. Parents of all children (2 to 17 years old) completed the proxy and parent questionnaires of the CIXTQ. Psychometric properties of the CIXTQ were examined for floor and ceiling effects, construct validity, item-internal consistency, discriminative validity, Cronbach α coefficient and test-retest reliability.
No items were found to have strong floor or ceiling effects. Principal component analysis identified that the CIXTQ had a similar structure to the original English version. The median scores of each questionnaire in the CIXTQ among children with IXT and their parents were significantly lower than those among control subjects (P < .001). Cronbach α coefficients ranged from 0.869 to 0.931, and test-retest reliabilities ranged from 0.898 to 0.981, for each questionnaire in the CIXTQ.
The CIXTQ is a useful tool to evaluate the influence of IXT on health-related quality of life among Chinese IXT children and their parents.
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.
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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.
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