Another Natural Vision Improvement method tested

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Neil Brooks, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Neil Brooks

    Neil Brooks Guest

    They keep testing things, Uncle Scrotis -- even those things that --
    in your delusional view of the world -- should put optometrists out of
    business -- and those things keep failing.

    "The effect of distance gazing and eye ball exercise on the prevention
    of myopia progression"

    Materials and methods:

    604 children in the same grade of a primary school in Taipei were
    enrolled in the study and separated randomly into two groups: Group
    one, totally 390 children, where all performed the far-gazing practice
    and eye ball exercise three times a day under the instruction of the
    teachers who had been trained to teach the exercise procedure. Group
    two, consisting of 214 children, did not practice any specific eye
    ball exercise and served as the control group. The refractive status
    was checked and recorded in cycloplegic condition before and at the
    end of the study. The changes of refractive status were compared in
    the two groups at the end of the study. The study lasted for 1 l/2


    1) No significant difference of the change of refraction was noted
    between group 1 and group 2.

    2) If emmetropic and hyperopic children were excluded, there was still
    no significant difference of refractive change between group 1 and
    group 2.


    In doing the near work, not only the ciliary muscle contraction for
    accommodation but also extraocular muscle contraction both for
    and downward movement, pupillary constriction, upper lid muscle
    relaxation and
    other body muscles activities for postural changes come into play. In
    order to reduce this 'near work response phenomena' (if indeed this
    was a myopia
    inducing factor), far-gazing, upper lid lifting as well as other
    extraocular muscle exercise are required. This principle was the
    basis for our eye ball exercise designation. After 1 1/2 year, the
    results were not encouraging. To confirm
    whether the exercise was effective or not, a longer follow-up period
    and doing the exercise more frequently, particularly at the end of
    each near work, should be considered.

    [That's sort of a mix of Bates AND your notion of Snellen reading. It
    didn't help. Out of curiosity, do YOU have any evidence showing that
    any of these "NVI" methods DO work in humans?????]
    Neil Brooks, Aug 12, 2009
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  2. Neil Brooks

    Lelouch Guest

    Far Gazing??

    Eye ball exercise???

    Sort of a mix of Bates and Snellen reading ??????????????????????

    Lelouch, Aug 12, 2009
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