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  Investigation of The Effect of Different Eye Exercises on Hypermetropia in School-Aged Children: A Randomized Single-Blind Trial [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(2): 234-240 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2020.80774  

Investigation of The Effect of Different Eye Exercises on Hypermetropia in School-Aged Children: A Randomized Single-Blind Trial

Gülay Aras Bayram1, Işıl Kutlutürk Karagöz2, Zeliha Candan Algun1
1Department Of Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation, Istanbul Medipol University Faculty Of Health Sciences, Istanbul
2Department Of Ophthalmology, Umraniye Education And Research Hospital, Istanbul

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different eye exercises on hypermetropia in school-aged children and to determine whether exercise protocols have superiority to each other.


METHODS: 60 hypermetropia school-aged children were randomly assigned to three groups: Bates Exercise Group (BEG), Convergence Exercise Group (CEG) and Oculo-Motor Exercise Group (OMEG). Outcome measures included sciascopy, Snellen chart and The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Version 4.0(PedsQI4.0). All three groups were given home exercises which warranted eye exercises twice a day, repeated 10 times daily for 6 weeks.
RESULTS: CEG showed a statistically significant effect on visual acuity for the right and left eye (p=0.004, p=0.014, respectively) and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (p<0.05). In the OMEG, there was a statistically significant effect on visual acuity for the left eye (p=0.011) and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (p<0.05).

DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Eye exercises, especially those such as convergence and oculomotor exercises could be reliably performed for the treatment of hypermetropia in school-aged children.

Keywords: Hypermetropia, Bates Eye Exercises, Convergence Exercise, Oculomotor Exercise, School-Aged Children


Gülay Aras Bayram, Işıl Kutlutürk Karagöz, Zeliha Candan Algun. Investigation of The Effect of Different Eye Exercises on Hypermetropia in School-Aged Children: A Randomized Single-Blind Trial. Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(2): 234-240

Corresponding Author: Gülay Aras Bayram, Türkiye


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