Category Archives: pediatric

“Can eye movement problems be related to torticollis?”

Ocular Torticollis Torticollis can be caused by several things. Delays or problems in the integral development of muscle tone, the vestibular system and propreioception can all be causes.  Eye alignment, nystagmus and acuity problems can also affect head position.  When … Continue reading

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Motion sickness and the eyes

Motion Sickness As part of my vision rehab evaluation with patient I always ask about motion sensitivity (or car sickness). The answer can give cues to the functioning of the ambient (magnocellular)visual system. What is motion sickness? The semicircular canals … Continue reading

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The Binocular Vision Exam

The Child’s Special Visual System Children’s eyes are amazing. They bring the world to an eager child and facilitate development of many skills. ┬áThe visual world influences posture and gait, fine motor development, letter recognition on to reading skills and … Continue reading

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Visual Motor Integration

Visual Motor Integration and Eye Movements Visual motor integration is the use of visual information to make a motor plan. These “motor plans” include things like balance, walking in a straight line, handwriting and solving puzzles like mazes and parquetry … Continue reading

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Assessment and treatment of Saccade Problems

Saccades – The Quick Movement of the Eyes Saccades are quick, short movements of the eyes. The cavemen used them to quickly assess the environment and see where a threat (or dinner) might be. We use them now for reading, in … Continue reading

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Balance and Vision

Two Visual Pathways The focal, central or Parvocelluar visual system is called the “What” vision system. It is responsible for object identification. It allows us to focus on a specific object in the visual field. This information is interpreted in … Continue reading

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