near point of convergence


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near point of con·ver·gence

the point to which the visual lines are directed when convergence is at its maximum.
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Clinical signs of CI typically include exophoria that is greater at near than at distance, a receded near point of convergence measurement, and reduced positive fusional vergence at near measurement.
Abbreviations: ANOVA = analysis of variance, AP = associated phoria, CI = convergence insufficiency, FD = fixation disparity, LED = light-emitting diode, mTBI = mild traumatic brain injury, NPC = near point of convergence, PA = prism adaptation, PD = prism diopter, PFV = positive fusional vergence, PRII = Power Refractor II, PRV = positive relative vergence, SEM = standard error of the mean, SUNY = State University of New York, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
b Positive fusional reserves and near point of convergence should be improved
From the perspective of treatment, if a patient has a remote near point of convergence but no decompensated exophoria at their reading distance, then eye exercises should concentrate on improving the near point of convergence.