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Stephanie Ann Skolik, MD
(304) 525-1404
616 13th Ave Ste 3B & # C
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sally Lue Reggel Oakes, MD
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1968

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Dr.Craig Morgan
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Avenue
Huntington, WV
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M
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Paul Sungchul Lee, MD
1660 12th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1999

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David Wellington Cook, MD
1300 3rd Ave
Huntington, WV
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1979

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Craig Michael Morgan, MD
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Eye Consultants Of Huntington

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G William Lavery, MD
(304) 522-6500
1611 13th Ave
Huntington, WV
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979
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Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Eye Consultants Of Huntington

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Michael A Krasnow, DO
(304) 697-0393
1616 13th Ave Ste 2B
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Cabell Huntington Hosp, Huntington, Wv; St Marys Hospital, Huntington, Wv
Group Practice: Univ Physicians & Surgeons; University Eye Surgeons

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Dina Blom, MD
(304) 522-8311
1508 6th Ave
Huntington, WV
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1995
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Hospital: Ft Walton Beach Med Ctr, Ft Walton Bch, Fl

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Russell L Fry, MD
(304) 529-2800
1151 Hal Greer Blvd
Huntington, WV
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ
Graduation Year: 2000

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Study Finds Best Treatment for Common Childhood Eye Problem

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A new study finds that a combination of in-office therapy and at-home treatment is the best solution to "convergence insufficiency," a common eye problem in children.

A combination of in-office therapy and at-home treatment is the best solution for a common childhood eye problem, optometrists at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) have found.

The team, led by Stacey Coulter, O.D., worked with researchers across the country to determine which treatment works best for a condition known as convergence insufficiency.

Convergence insufficiency, which is common among children, is a condition in which patients cannot accurately point their eyes together, so they see double or have eye strain. Other symptoms of convergence insufficiency include loss of place, loss of concentration, reading slowly, headaches, and blurry vision. It affects some patients' ability to learn.

"This study has sparked a lot of interest because people are concerned about conditions that can impact learning," Coulter says.

Traditionally, the majority of eye care professionals treated children diagnosed with convergence insufficiency using some form of home-based therapy. This study concludes that office-based treatment by a trained therapist along with at-home reinforcement is more effective.

The research, reported in the Oct.13 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, was funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

The 12-week Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial (CITT) study found that approximately 75 percent of those who received in-office therapy by a trained therapist plus at-home treatment reported fewer and less severe symptoms related to reading and other near work.

The CITT, which included 221 children age 9 to 17, is the first to compare three forms of vision therapy and a placebo therapy option. The first therapy was the current treatment standard known as home-based pencil push-up therapy, an exercise in which patients visually followed a small letter on a pencil as they moved the pencil closer to the bridge of their nose. The goal was to keep the letter clear and single, and to stop if it appeared double. The second group used home-based pencil push-ups with additional computer vision therapy. The third attended weekly hour-long sessions of office-based vision therapy with a trained therapist and performed at-home reinforcement exercises. The last group was given placebo vision activities designed to simulate office-based therapy.

After 12 weeks of treatment, nearly 75 percent of children who were given the office-based vision therapy along with at-home reinforcement achieved normal vision or had significantly fewer symptoms of convergence insufficiency. Only 43 percent of patients who completed home-based therapy alone showed similar results, as did 33 percent of patients who used home-based penc...

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