Impact of vision therapy on eye-hand coordination skills in students with visual impairment

Shandiz, J. H. and Riazi, A. and Khorasani, A. A. and Yazdani, N. and Mostaedi, M. T. and Zohourian, B. (2018) Impact of vision therapy on eye-hand coordination skills in students with visual impairment. Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research, 13 (3). pp. 301-306.

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the enhancing effects of vision therapy on eye-hand coordination skills in students with visual impairments. Methods: Thirty-five visually impaired patients who underwent vision therapy comprised the treatment group, and 35 patients with impaired vision who received no treatment comprised the control group. Full ophthalmic examinations were performed, including biomicroscopy, retinoscopy, and assessments of subjective refraction and visual acuity. Eye-hand coordination was evaluated using the Frostig test. Vision therapy in the treatment group was performed using the Bernell-Marsden ball, perceptual-motor pen, random blink test, and random shape assessment. Results: Data were analyzed for the 35 visually impaired patients and 35 control participants. The mean age was 11.51 ± 3.5 and 11.09 ± 3.1 years in the treatment and control groups, respectively. Female participants comprised 80 of the treatment group and 57 of the control group. Before treatment, the mean scores on the Frostig test were 22.74 ± 4.32 and 21.60 ± 4.10 in the treatment and control groups, respectively, and after treatment, the mean Frostig test scores were 24.69 ± 3.99 and 21.89 ± 3.92, respectively. Statistically significant intergroup differences were found in eye-hand coordination (P < 0.05). No significant intergroup differences were noted in the distance and near visual acuity values. Conclusion: The results demonstrated that vision therapy could significantly improve eye-hand coordination, but no enhancement was found in near or distance visual acuity. © 2018 Medknow Publications.All Rights Reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Zohourian, B.; Department of Optometry, School of Paramedical Sciences, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email: bzohourian@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eye Movement Eyehand Coordination Low Vision Vision Therapy Visual Impairment
Subjects: WW Ophthalmology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 07:43
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 07:43
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17528

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