Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
It was the purpose of this study to subjectively analyze the reasons for the failure or success of three patients for the treatment of strabismus utilizing auditory biofeedback. We found that a patient's degree of motivation was a major impetus in acquiring an orthotropic posture. However, several other factors serve as important prognosticators . These factors include : (1) the age of the patient (pre-teens may be less successful biofeedback patients due to their limited attention spans), (2) his or her verbal skills (more articulate patients can readily report which targets and distances are most beneficial in tern1s of achieving orthotropia). Finally, the possibility of conducting home vision training utilizing an auditory biofeedback device is discussed. Rome biofeedback training is still an untapped resource in the realm of strabismus therapy . Future research could be directed towards this area .
Kirstein, Mark D. and Itamura, Valerie Onchi, "Case studies in auditory biofeedback for strabismics and follow-up study of biofeedback-enhanced visual training for strabismus." (1982). College of Optometry. 618.