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Oculistic problems
It seems there's no correlation between teeth and eyes, but some researches have shown the opposite. A classic example is the ability to correct, i.e. the shortest distance to focus (to focalise, to bring into focus) a pencil. Do this simple test. You have to stand with the feet in a comfortable for you position and to bring the pencil as nearer as you can see it clearly, i.e. as far as the image doesn't split. Then you have to measure the distance between the nose and the pencil. Secondly, you have to tend the feet to one point, in a very uncomfortable for you position; try again to do the test and you'll notice that you can't bring the pencil as near as you did before. The anomalous muscular contraction of the lower limbs has had repercussions (has affected) among the muscular chains and, in this way, the ocular muscles have been prevented from working normally. We can suspect that these patients strain the ocular muscles, because of postural changes.

We have noticed that the ocular fatigue and the phorias, i.e. little balanced strabismus, are strongly affected by these contractions, that can be caused (brought on) by the dental occlusion.

In addition to that, if we consider the so called "ocular wrynecks", i.e. when we are forced to turn or incline the head because of strabismus, the picture (outline) gets complicated, but most of all it interacts with the closer sectors, for example the teeth and the headaches.
Ocular muscles

What have the eyes got to do with the posture?
Through the sight our brain knows what's right and what's wrong and so when we hold upright and when we crook our body. In particular, the brain compares the visual information that come from the eyes with the ones that come from the eye-muscles, that is what we see and the direction of our look.
This kind of information, connected to the ones that come from other body parts (muscles, articulations, teeth, ears, just to quote the most important ones), help the brain to understand which our posture is and if it's necessary to correct it.
So it's pretty clear that when we face a postural pathology we have to check the eyes too.

Typical strabismus ocular wrynecks
How can we act? / what can we do?
The patient must have a medical examination with an oculist or an orthoptic trainer who will be able to check the eye-muscle situation and, especially, the relation between the eye-muscles and the posture.

Is it always necessary to have a vision-postural checking?
No, it's not. The patient has to do it only if the doctor suspects his/her postural problem is linked with the eyes.

How can we understand it?
The patient can do a very simple test. It reveals his/her posture when the eyes are open and they are closed. Normally in the latter case the posture gets worse, if it doesn't, we can consider we are facing a problem in the sight system. In other words, the eyes don't help our postural attitude, they trouble it.

And for the ones who wear spectacles?
The patient must tell the doctor he/she wears glasses and bring them with him/her during the examination. In this way it will be possible to understand if their use can have any influence on the postural problem.

And if something is wrong?
The oculist will consider, if that is the case, to modify the spectacle-correction or, maybe, he will advise us to do some orthoptic training, i.e. gym for the eyes. That's all.


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