Breakdown of brain’s visual networks linked to mental illness

Breakdown of brain’s visual networks linked to mental illness

Article by Kara Manke, Duke University: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-breakdown-brain-visual-networks-linked.html?fbclid=IwAR0ey_T1AbJbqXAjhQQH73xYl6qvQjKMhscGksKVme9IsFHER_RslPp0phE A follow up to the previous post. These research findings are not at all surprising to me. I would also like to add that it is highly likely that these results do not only pertain to a breakdown of those circuits but also to an incomplete initial development…continue reading →
Why are sounds more “real” and understandable to me than visuals?

Why are sounds more “real” and understandable to me than visuals?

Michael Lievens: "When you learn a second language at a later age, it is "stored" in a different brain region than your native language, and more detached from your emotional centers. As Nelson Mandela once said upon learning Afrikaans: "If you speak to a man in a language he understands, you…continue reading →
TESTIMONIAL: Teagen D. (38) achieves visual fusion for the first time in her life. Amazing!

TESTIMONIAL: Teagen D. (38) achieves visual fusion for the first time in her life. Amazing!

Teagen D. (38) is a game producer and programmer living in Seattle. As a child one of her eyes was patched and she had two strabismus surgeries at the ages of 1 and 12. She thinks the patching wasn't very effective and the surgeries did more harm than good. "My pediatric…continue reading →
The Crowding Effect: Importance in reading readiness and its assessment

The Crowding Effect: Importance in reading readiness and its assessment

What is the crowding effect? People with amblyopia experience the crowding effect, which is described as difficulty reading a letter when it is surrounded by other letters or contours. For this reason, when testing visual acuity in amblyopes, you may measure a better visual acuity using isolated letters than if…continue reading →
Delayed Visual Development: Development of Vision and Visual Delays

Delayed Visual Development: Development of Vision and Visual Delays

The ophthalmology community doesn't have the best track record in treating strabismus or visual delays but if one of their sources come up with useful and undogmatic diagnostic information, I gladly share it. This is such an instance. https://www.aao.org/pediatric-center-detail/delayed-visual-development-development-of-vision-v   I summarized some useful insights from this article on early visual…continue reading →
FAQ: Figuring out a prognosis for functional strabismus recovery

FAQ: Figuring out a prognosis for functional strabismus recovery

Having read the strabismus chapter of "Applied Concepts in VT", I've found many encouraging but also discouraging quotes. Keep in mind that I mostly read this chapter with my own case in mind. This means that factors pertaining to my own case stand out more to me. Factors that might…continue reading →

FAQ: Example of a Comprehensive Visual Processing Evaluation intake report (PDF)

Below you will find the intake report of a 58 yo female patient suffering from Convergence Insufficiency and various other visual deficiencies. This report was compiled based on two separate one hour testing sessions. The two sessions were done on two different days in order not to have fatigue skew…continue reading →
Passing the motorcycle road test

Passing the motorcycle road test

On the sixth of April I passed my final motorcycle exam: the road exam.  As far as visual learning goes, the motorcycle experience was very interesting in analyzing the flaws in how I learn. It reaffirmed some of the bottle necks in my visual process. To work around oculo-motor limitations…continue reading →