Caterna The new digital amblyopia therapy
The Caterna Vision Therapy is an innovative visual training supplementary to occlusion therapy for children with amblyopia or lazy eye.
Easy from home
The Caterna therapy can easily be integrated in the daily life at it is played from the comfort of your home at your laptop or pc.
Special wave patterns in the background of the online games stimulate the connection between brain and eye and the weak eye gets trained.
Caterna has be developed at the technical university in Dresden and tested scientifically. Additionally it is a certified medical product Made in Germany.
What is the Caterna Vision Therapy
The Caterna Therapy is prescribed in addition to the occlusion therapy (patching of the dominant eye) in order to stimulate the brain to re-establish the connection between brain and eye. The training consists of online games that are played at home in front of the PC while wearing the eye patch.
A special wave pattern in the background of the games stimulates the brain to activate the weak eye again. In this way, the vision in the weak eye will improve during a 90 day therapy period. A daily therapy duration of between 30 and 45 minutes is required. The exciting Caterna video games are played on the home PC during the occlusion time. The child can choose from 9 different games with different levels depending on age and skills.
Having fun while playing the Caterna games is an excellent motivation to stick to the occlusion therapy. Your child will improve his/her vision in the amblyopic eye faster and more effectively, with more fun!
Your benefits at a glance
- Easy and comfortable from home
- Supplementary to occlusion therapy (patching)
- The occlusion diary improves the motivation for patching
- Certified medical product class 1 (EU)
- Choose from a selection of 9 different games
- The connection between weak eye and the brain is stimulated
How the therapy works
The online therapy can easily be done from home. All you need is a regular PC or laptop and a stable internet connection. There is no need for an installment, since the games work online. The display of your PC should be 10″, for optimal results.
After you bought your access for the vision therapy, we will customize the program to your needs and you will receive an email with your login data. For your security all data are encrypted and anonymous.
In a daily routine, your child is playing 30 to 45 minutes, hereby each session can also be split. While playing the games the child is wearing the eye-patch. Depending on the age and the mood, your child can choose between nine different and exciting games.
For Whom is Caterna For?
The Caterna therapy was developed for kids with lazy eye and is recommended if occlusion (patching) does not have the desired effect. This is the case in about 30% of all cases. Reasons can be the depth of the amblyopia or a lack of compliance.
The innovative visual training supplements and accelerates the occlusion therapy. It is used from 4–6 years of age. Ideally Caterna is started before going to school, but also older children benefit from the training.
Suitable for Caterna
- Diagnosed amblyopia
- When patching is not enough
- Children from 4 to 12 years
- The child is not wearing the patch as recommended (compliance problems)
- Time constraints, such as when in a hurry due to becoming a school kid
Not suitable for Caterna