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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2010;14(1):48-56.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2010.14.1.48    Published online January 31, 2010.
The Effectiveness of Vision Therapy for Accommodative Insufficiency in Children
신효순1, 박상철2, 박천만3
1동원과학기술대학교
2부산정보대학
3계명대학교
눈의 조절부족이 있는 어린이를 대상으로 한 시치료의 효과
신효순1, 박상철2, 박천만3
1동원과학기술대학교
2부산정보대학
3계명대학교
Abstract
Objectives
The purpose of this controlled study was to determine the effectiveness of vision therapy for accommodative insufficiency in children.
Methods
Thirteen children 9 to 13 years of age with symptomatic accommodative insufficiency were divided into a treatment group (n=6) and a contol group (n=7). The treatment group received 12 weeks of vision therapy while the control group received nothing.
Results
The COVD-QOL score for the treatment group showed both statistically and clinically significant reduction from 29.17±6.37 to 9.83±5.42 (p<0.001). Also, there were statistically and clinically significant improvements in the clinical measures of accommodative amplitude (p<0.01) and accommodative facility (p<0.001). In contrast, there were no significant improvement in symptoms and in the clinical measures of accommodative amplitude and facility for the control group (p>0.05).
Conclusion
Vision therapy is an effective mode of treatment in eliminating symptoms and improving accommodative amplitude and facility in children with accommodative insufficiency.
Key Words: accommodative amplitude, accommodative facility, accommodative insufficiency, COVD-QOL questionnaire, symptoms, vision therapy
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