Effectiveness of Occular Muscle Exercises on Myopic Individuals with Forward Head Posture

Authors

  • Shradha Patel1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Amrutkuvar Pawar2 , Radhika chintamani2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10336

Keywords:

Ocular exercises, craniovertebral angle, forward shoulder angle .

Abstract

Background: The dependence of today’s younger generation on technology is increasing and the work

hours spent by professionals in front of computer screens are also increasing. These are the leading causes of

myopia. Task related postural adaptation may also cause myopia. However, very few if any people suffering

from myopia are being referred to a physiotherapist. There is positive effect of ocular muscle exercises on

increasing visual acuity and decreasing stress on the ocular muscles.

Objective: The objective of this study was to find out the effect of ocular muscle exercises on myopic

individuals with forward head posture.

Method: There were total 46 subjects who were willing participants of this study. They were divided in

two groups one excremental who received exercises while other was control. Pre intervention and post

intervention postural assessment were taken and analysed.

Result: There was a significant effect of the ocular exercises on craniovertebral angle of these myopic

individuals compared control group (p = 0.0219). Its effect on forward shoulder angle was not quite

significant (p = 0.0619).

Conclusion: Ocular exercises are not quite effective in improving forward head posture.

Author Biography

Shradha Patel1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Amrutkuvar Pawar2 , Radhika chintamani2

1Intern, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMS “Deemed to Be University” Karad, Maharashtra, India, 2 Assistant professor of Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMS “ Deemed To Be University’’ Karad, Maharashtra , India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Shradha Patel1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Amrutkuvar Pawar2 , Radhika chintamani2. (2020). Effectiveness of Occular Muscle Exercises on Myopic Individuals with Forward Head Posture. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 111-115. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10336