What is Lazy Eye?

What is “Lazy Eye”?

“I think I have a lazy eye”, “I think my child has a lazy eye” or “his eye is a bit lazy”.  Lazy Eye is a commonly used phrase or description but it can mean different things to different people. Regardless of the condition it is used to describe, early detection and treatment is recommended.  However it’s good to understand what lazy eye means. read more

Orthokeratology/Ortho K Update

In 2003, we introduced to the Gold Coast, a unique form of contact lens wear that allows the wearer to sleep in the lens, remove it on waking and maintain good sight all day, usually without need for further correction.  Ortho-K, or Orthokeratology started out as an alternative to regular contact lens wear, glasses and laser surgery.  However, it is now recognised that Ortho K not only helps you see, it actually significantly slows prescription changes in children and teens. read more

Vision therapy app for amblyopia

We look forward to the completion of the trials of “Dig Rush”, a game developed by Ubisoft in partnership with Amblyotech and McGill university that promises to provide an additional tool for optometrists to use to help develop sight and stereopsis in children and adults.  While having an interactive game is useful to help patients engage in therapy, we are happy to see that research is indicating that adults can respond to treatment too. read more

Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics – report by MNT

A excerpt from the news report:

  • The researchers used a series of visual tests to compare typical readers with two groups of dyslexics — one with and one without a specific deletion in the DCDC2 gene.
  • The subjects were presented with images of patterned black and white lines and asked to determine whether the image was moving horizontally or vertically.
  • Dyslexics with the genetic deletion failed to detect the motion of the image, although they were able to determine the orientation of the lines.
  • The group of dyslexics with a normal copy of the DCDC2 performed similarly to the normal readers, with only a minor impairment in motion detection.

For the full report visit  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/294451.php read more