Year 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2

Relationship of binocular vision alterations with baropodometric parameters: cross-association pilot study

Sánchez-González MC, Yébenes-López S, Gutiérrez-Sánchez E, Sánchez-González JM, Pérez-Cabezas V, Ruiz-Molinero C, De-Hita-Cantalejo C.


Posture is the basis of movements. The postural control responds to proper maintenance of the body's configuration. This configuration depends intrinsically on the sensory systems involved in the reception of the information. The visual system is responsible for approximately 80% of sensory perception and most of our movements are controlled by our eyes. Objectives: to identify non-strabismic binocular dysfunction that could be present in the population under study and its possible relationship with the static baropodometrics variables. Material and method: the study presented is analytical, observational, transversal, cross-association. The sample consisted of 70 subjects (44 women and 26 males). The average age of the subjects was 38 ± 14 (18 – 62) years, the average body mass index of the sample was 25.91 ± 4.79 (17.49 – 38.48). We conducted an optometric study of binocular vision and static baropodométric to all subjects included in the study. Results: between the subjects within the standard for those who presented values outside the norm, in the variables that describe the status of the binocular function, statistically significant differences were found in the static baropodometrics variables: load of the left and right forefoot and hindfoot, overall surface of left and right foot, forefoot surface and left and right hindfoot, maximum left and right pressure, left and right middle pressure, right breech angle and left and right Fick angle. Conclusions: according to the results obtained in our study, there is a relationship between static baropodometrics variables and those that define the state of binocular vision. More research is needed to identifie the meaning of this relationship

Keywords: binocular vision, static baropodometry, visual disorders, plantar pressure, plantar load.