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Clin Exp Optom. 2007 Jan;90(1):36-43.

The influence of accommodative insufficiency on reading.

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Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for Eye and Vision, St Eriks Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. saber.abdi@ste.ki.se

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

It is not known how accommodative insufficiency influences reading performance.

METHODS:

Reading eye movements were recorded before and after treatment for accommodative insufficiency in 12 school children (eight to 16 years). During the eight-week treatment period all subjects wore a +1.00 D addition when reading.

RESULTS:

Large variations in reading patterns were found. Despite successful accommodative treatment (p < 0.001), no correlation was found to suggest improved reading velocity.

DISCUSSION:

Three case reports will be presented and the implications discussed.

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