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Farshid Paydar, MD
2530 W Highway 89a Ste B3
Sedona, AZ
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Medical School: Med Coll Wisconsin
Graduation Year: 1991

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Renee A Cane McCoy, MD
Cottonwood, AZ
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Medical School: Howard University
Graduation Year: 1993

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Steven Chen, MD
(602) 993-9100
199 S Candy Ln
Cottonwood, AZ
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
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Dr.Robert Mahanti
(928) 779-7000
Ste D, 401 South Calvary Way
Cottonwood, AZ
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Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
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Renee Mc Coy MD
Prendiville Eye Ctr
(928) 284-1289
100 Verde Valley School # 104
Sedona, AZ
 
Farshid Paydar Ravandi, MD
(618) 532-5531
2530 W Highway 89A Ste B3
Sedona, AZ
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1991

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Renee Arianna Mc Coy, MD
(928) 634-4200
586 E Rio Mesa Trl
Cottonwood, AZ
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1993

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Kevin John Prendiville, MD
(928) 634-4202
270 S Candy Ln Ste B
Cottonwood, AZ
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: Verde Valley Med Ctr, Cottonwood, Az
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Eye Clinic
(928) 203-9600
2530 W Highway 89A # B3
Sedona, AZ
 
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Fornara Eye Ctr
(928) 634-2883
199 S Candy Ln # 2A
Cottonwood, AZ
 
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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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