Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinic June 2017

 

Clarity Optometrists Dr Ann Webber and Elspeth Wrigley spent Friday 9th of June at The Wesley Hospital involved in the national Ataxia Telangiectasia clinic. This rare inherited condition affects the nervous system and leads to loss of eye movement control and coordination of body movement. Ann's research will develop methods to use eye movement control to monitor progression of the disorder. The clinic featured in the evening news, further creating awareness of this condition.
Vision for Life.


Click here to see the news report:

https://tenplay.com.au/news/national/2017/6/9/genetic-heartbreak


 



Reminder Recall Emails! Book Online.

 

We now send our Recall Reminders by email!
There is a link on each email that takes you straight to a live appointment book, via 1st Available, where you can book your appointment when you want it.
Making life a little easier!
Vision for Life.

 




Ann presents at American Academy of Optometry

Ann presented a poster covering research that she and her colleagues have been working on recently at the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Anaheim, USA, in November.

The topic of the poster was " Amblyopia Affects Visual Attention, Visual Search and Scanning in Children".

It was a project of the School of Optometry and Vision Science and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT. 

                                         

The poster was very well received and Ann was able to also catch up with her Alumni friends from the University of Houston College of Optometry!

Well done Ann!

 



New Research 2016

 

Ann has been very busy this year collaborating with colleagues both locally and internationally on binocular research. Here is a link to the latest paper published in the September edition of the Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS) journal.

Fine Motor Skills of Children With Amblyopia Improve Following Binocular Treatment.

AL Webber and JM Wood School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

B Thompson Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether reduced fine motor skills in children with amblyopia improve after binocular treatment and whether improvements are sustained once treatment has ceased.

Binocular treatment provided by dichoptic iPod game play improved FMS performance in children with amblyopia, particularly in those with less severe amblyopia. Improvements were maintained at 3 months following cessation of treatment.

Here is the link to the artricle Fine Motor Skills