Rachel Coulter

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Optometry & Vision Development ABSTRACT Background: Sensory integration problems are frequently found in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In particular, vision is often affected with visual symptoms being pervasive and severe. These visual symptoms are due to an individual’s unique sensory-processing abilities and are biologically based in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the kinetics of change in symptoms and signs of convergence insufficiency (CI) during 12 weeks of treatment with commonly prescribed vision therapy/orthoptic treatment regimens. METHODS In a randomized clinical trial, 221 children aged 9 to 17 years with symptomatic CI were assigned to home-based pencil push-ups (HBPP), home-based(More)
Vision screening was performed on 268 pre-school children: 170 from a private pre-school, 33 from a Caribbean-American parochial pre-school and 65 pre-school children from a clinic serving indigent Spanish farm-workers. Using a multi-station format, a stereoacuity test and two visual acuity tests were performed during a single screening session. The time it(More)
This report presents a unique case of a gastric trichobezoar in a relatively healthy, young female with no history of psychological or psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, unlike previously reported cases, this patient had no history of gastric surgery. The mode of presentation and the difficulties in diagnosis are discussed. The different modalities of(More)
BACKGROUND The developmental eye movement (DEM) test is a clinical test used widely to evaluate ocular motility function (accuracy and speed) in school-age children. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate, retrospectively, the change in accuracy over time while performing the DEM horizontal reading task in children. METHODS The charts from(More)
Background: The heightened awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has propelled concern for proper care into a significant public health issue. Vision deficits, including visual processing and integration, may contribute to the anxiety and uneasiness that these individuals frequently experience. Additionally, these deficits often translate into(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in the policies of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have resulted in a rapid increase in the number of drugs now labeled for pediatric use. In topical ophthalmic drugs, there are pharmaceuticals approved for use in children in the treatment of allergy, inflammation, and bacterial and viral infection. Clinicians should anticipate(More)
Prior to operational use, communications hardware and software must be thoroughly tested and verified. In space-link communications, field testing equipment can be prohibitively expensive and cannot test to non-ideal situations. In this paper, we show how software and hardware emulation tools can be used to accurately model the characteristics of a(More)
PURPOSE To compare testability of vision and eye tests in an examination protocol of 9- to 17-year-old patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to typically developing (TD) peers. METHODS In a prospective pilot study, 61 children and adolescents (34 with ASD and 27 who were TD) aged 9 to 17 years completed an eye examination protocol including tests(More)
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