Paper on Game-based Vision Therapy Published in the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Dr. Rick Adams of Barron Associates, Inc. co-authored an article titled “Effectiveness of a Novel Video Game Platform in the Treatment of Pediatric Amblyopia” which has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (DOI: 10.3928/01913913-20230324-01). The paper was produced under the NIH SBIR program titled, “A New Approach to Vision Therapy Based on Naturalistic 3-D Computer Gaming.” It describes a multi-site clinical trial involving 40 children (ages 4 to 18 years) across seven optometric clinics in the United States diagnosed as having amblyopia associated with anisometropia who were randomly assigned to either 12 weeks of eye patching therapy (n = 19) or Barron Vision (Barron Associates, Inc) video game treatment (n = 21). Results suggest that a home-based video game may provide a more acceptable and time-efficient alternative, while providing equivalent treatment outcomes to eye patching. Co-authors on the paper include Dr. Dmitri Poltavski (University of North Dakota), Dr. David Biberdorf (Valley Vision Optometry), and James Patrie (biostatistical consultant).