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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103197/the-tuebingen-scotopic-threshold-test-tstt
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Torsten Strasser, Hana Langrova, Sabrina Sundermeier, Dominic Hillerkuss, Katarina Stingl, Wilhelm Durst, Anne Kurtenbach, Eberhart Zrenner, Ditta Zobor
Measurement of the dark-adaptation threshold plays a key role in the diagnosis and estimation of disease progression of many retinal disorders. Determining the threshold is, however, difficult to perform in young children. We present here a prototype for a dark adaptometer, the Tuebingen Scotopic Threshold Test (TSST) aimed to ease measurement of photoreceptor thresholds in young subjects. The device consists of two 7cm x 10cm fields with either blue or yellow LEDs, for testing rod or cone sensitivity, respectively...
January 5, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101647/a-real-time-pcr-approach-to-identify-anthelmintic-resistant-nematodes-in-sheep-farms
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M Milhes, M Guillerm, M Robin, M Eichstadt, C Roy, C Grisez, F Prévot, E Liénard, E Bouhsira, M Franc, P Jacquiet
Resistance to fenbendazole, ivermectin, and moxidectin was explored by a fecal egg count reduction test in four meat sheep flocks in southwestern France where anthelmintic resistance was suspected. The FECR test results of the present study confirmed the presence of benzimidazole resistance in three out of the four farms and the presence of ivermectin resistance in one flock. In addition, a suspicion of moxidectin resistance was shown in this latter farm. Both conventional morphological and molecular identifications were performed on larval cultures before and after the treatment in the studied farms...
January 18, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101039/multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-for-traumatic-cataract-in-a-child
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Yanfeng Zeng, Licheng Fan, Peirong Lu
A child suffering from traumatic cataract and corneal astigmatism of 2.14 D had a phacoemulsification operation and implantation of a ReSTOR Toric intraocular lens (IOL) to correct the astigmatism. The primary outcome measurements were the uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), uncorrected near vision at 40 cm, intraocular pressure, spherical equivalent refraction, residual astigmatism, corneal astigmatism, presence of unusual optical phenomena, and use of spectacles. At 7 months postoperatively, UDVA was maintained between 16/20 and 24/20, near vision was between J1 and J3, residual spherical refraction was 0-0...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100751/decision-related-activity-in-macaque-v2-for-fine-disparity-discrimination-is-not-compatible-with-optimal-linear-readout
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Stephane Clery, Bruce G Cumming, Hendrikje Nienborg
: Fine judgments of stereoscopic depth rely mainly on relative judgments of depth (relative binocular disparity) between objects, rather than judgments of the distance to where the eyes are fixating (absolute disparity). In macaques, visual area V2 is the earliest site in the visual processing hierarchy for which neurons selective for relative disparity have been observed (Thomas et al., 2002). Here, we found that, in macaques trained to perform a fine disparity discrimination task, disparity-selective neurons in V2 were highly selective for the task, and their activity correlated with the animals' perceptual decisions (unexplained by the stimulus)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099241/fmri-with-central-vision-loss-effects-of-fixation-locus-and-stimulus-type
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Tina Plank, Jozef Frolo, Sabine Brandl-Rühle, Agnes B Renner, Herbert Jägle, Mark W Greenlee
PURPOSE: In patients with central visual field scotomata, a large part of visual cortex is not adequately stimulated. Patients often use a new eccentric fixation area on intact peripheral retina ("preferred retinal locus"-PRL) that functions as a pseudo-fovea. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine whether stimulating this pseudo-fovea leads to increased activation or altered activation patterns in visual cortex in comparison to stimulating a comparable peripheral area in the opposite hemifield (OppPRL)...
January 18, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095087/binocular-and-accommodative-characteristics-in-a-normal-population
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AbbasAli Yekta, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Hassan Hashemi, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Somayeh Ghasemi-Moghaddam, Javad Heravian, Asgar Doostdar, Payam Nabovati
PURPOSE: To study binocular and accommodative characteristics and their associations with age and gender in an Iranian young adult population. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, multistage cluster sampling was done from the students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. All participants had visual acuity, refraction, and cover tests followed by measurements of the near point of convergence (NPC), amplitude of accommodation (AA), monocular and binocular accommodative facility (MAF and BAF) using ±2...
January 17, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093276/asymmetry-in-visual-information-processing-depends-on-the-strength-of-eye-dominance
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Romain Chaumillon, Nadia Alahyane, Patrice Senot, Judith Vergne, Christelle Lemoine-Lardennois, Jean Blouin, Karine Doré-Mazars, Alain Guillaume, Dorine Vergilino-Perez
Unlike handedness, sighting eye dominance, defined as the eye unconsciously chosen when performing monocular tasks, is very rarely considered in studies investigating cerebral asymmetries. We previously showed that sighting eye dominance has an influence on visually triggered manual action with shorter reaction time (RT) when the stimulus appears in the contralateral visual hemifield with respect to the dominant eye (Chaumillon et al. 2014). We also suggested that eye dominance may be more or less pronounced depending on individuals and that this eye dominance strength could be evaluated through saccadic peak velocity analysis in binocular recordings (Vergilino-Perez et al...
January 14, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092547/asymmetrically-compressed-stereoscopic-3d-videos-quality-assessment-and-rate-distortion-performance-evaluation
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Jiheng Wang, Shiqi Wang, Zhou Wang
Objective quality assessment of stereoscopic 3D video is challenging but highly desirable, especially in the application of stereoscopic video compression and transmission, where useful quality models are missing that can guide the critical decision making steps in the selection of mixed-resolution coding, asymmetric quantization, and pre- and post-processing schemes. Here we first carry out subjective quality assessment experiments on two databases that contain various asymmetrically compressed stereoscopic 3D videos obtained from mixed-resolution coding, asymmetric transform-domain quantization coding, their combinations, and multiple choices of postprocessing techniques...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091391/slender-horned-gazelle-gazella-leptoceros-a-new-host-for-tricholipeurus-balanicus-phthiraptera-ischnocera-trichodectidae
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Bilal Dik, Faiza Marniche, Amel Milla, Houria Benbelcacem
This study was performed to provide information on Tricholipeurus balanicus (Werneck 1938) detected on slender-horned gazelles (Gazella leptoceros) (Cuvier 1842). Four slender-horned gazelles kept in the El Hamma Zoological Garden in Algeria were examined for lice in April 2015. Three of the four gazelles were infested with lice; of 37 lice collected from the infested animals, 14 were females, 16 were males, and 7 were nymphs. Lice were mainly found on the back and hind legs of the gazelles. The lice were collected by a forceps, preserved in 70% alcohol, and cleared in 10% KOH for 24 h...
December 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088347/disparity-configuration-influences-depth-discrimination-in-na%C3%A3-ve-adults-but-not-in-children
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Laurie M Wilcox, Brittney Hartle, Aliya Solski, Kevin J Mackenzie, Deborah Giaschi
We report a series of experiments in which we assess depth discrimination performance in adults and children using a disparity-balanced target configuration to avoid the effects of anticipatory vergence eye movements. In our first study we found that children outperformed adults by a substantial margin, and the adults were consistently near chance. This was surprising given that we initially tested naïve adults to provide a benchmark for the children's data, and all observers met the criterion for stereoacuity...
January 11, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079653/comparison-of-impact-of-monocular-and-integrated-binocular-visual-fields-on-vision-related-quality-of-life
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Yeoun Sook Chun, Dong Ik Lee, Jaein Kwon, In Ki Park
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between vision-related quality of life (VRQOL) and mean deviation (MD) of the monocular visual field and integrated binocular visual field (IBVF). METHODS: One hundred eighty VFs (90 pairs) obtained from 90 patients with normal tension glaucoma were included. VRQOL was evaluated using the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25). IBVF was calculated using maximal sensitivity and binocular summation and IBVF MD was calculated...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074347/pattern-and-motion-related-visual-evoked-potentials-in-hiv-infected-adults
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Jana Szanyi, Jan Kremlacek, Zuzana Kubova, Miroslav Kuba, Pavel Gebousky, Jaroslav Kapla, Juraj Szanyi, Frantisek Vit, Jana Langrova
PURPOSE: The goal of the current study was to explore visual function in virally suppressed HIV patients undergoing combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) by using pattern-reversal and motion-onset visual evoked potentials (VEPs). METHODS: The pattern-reversal and motion-onset VEPs were recorded in 20 adult HIV+ patients with a mean age of 38 years and CD4 cell counts ≥230 × 10(6) cells/L of blood. RESULTS: Nine out of 20 patients displayed VEP abnormalities...
January 10, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073303/stereoscopic-depth-contrast-in-a-3d-m%C3%A3-ller-lyer-configuration-evidence-for-local-normalization
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Shinya Harada, Hiroyuki Mitsudo
Depth contrast is a stereoscopic visual phenomenon in which the slant of an element is affected by that of adjacent elements. Normalization has been proposed to be a possible cause of depth contrast, but it is still unclear how depth contrast involves normalization. To address this issue, we devised stereograms consisting of a vertical test line accompanied by several inducer lines, like a three-dimensional variation of the well-known Müller-Lyer configuration. The inducer lines had horizontal binocular disparities that defined a stereoscopic slant about a horizontal axis with respect to the endpoints of the test line...
January 1, 2017: Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071728/determining-the-relative-contribution-of-retinal-disparity-and-blur-cues-to-ocular-accommodation-in-down-syndrome
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Lesley Doyle, Kathryn J Saunders, Julie-Anne Little
Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) often exhibit hypoaccommodation alongside accurate vergence. This study investigates the sensitivity of the two systems to retinal disparity and blur cues, establishing the relationship between the two in terms of accommodative-convergence to accommodation (AC/A) and convergence-accommodation to convergence (CA/C) ratios. An objective photorefraction system measured accommodation and vergence under binocular conditions and when retinal disparity and blur cues were removed...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071682/ocular-dominance-plasticity-inhibitory-interactions-and-contrast-equivalence
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Daniel P Spiegel, Alex S Baldwin, Robert F Hess
Brief monocular occlusion results in a transient change in ocular dominance, such that the previously patched eye makes a stronger contribution to the binocular percept after occlusion. The previously unpatched eye therefore makes a correspondingly weaker contribution to the binocular sum. To shed light on the mechanism underlying this change we investigate how the relationship between the perception of fusion, suppression, and diplopia changes after short-term monocular deprivation. Results show that fusible stimuli seen by the unpatched eye are actively suppressed as a result of patching and that this can be reversed by an interocular contrast imbalance...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068445/presbyopic-correction-using-monocular-bi-aspheric-ablation-profile-presbymax-in-hyperopic-eyes-1-year-outcomes
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Tommy C Y Chan, Peter S K Kwok, Vishal Jhanji, Victor C P Woo, Alex L K Ng
PURPOSE: To present the 1-year outcomes of combining monocular bi-aspheric ablation profile and contralateral monofocal LASIK in hyperopic patients with presbyopia. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, 36 consecutive patients (72 eyes) who underwent simultaneous bi-aspheric ablation (PresbyMAX: SCHWIND Eye-Tech-Solutions GmbH and Co KG, Kleinostheim, Germany) in the non-dominant eye and monofocal regular LASIK in the dominant eye for correction of hyperopia and presbyopia were reviewed for 1 year...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059290/self-calibration-single-lens-3d-video-extensometer-for-high-accuracy-and-real-time-strain-measurement
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Xinxing Shao, Mohammed Mokhtar Eisa, Zhenning Chen, Shuai Dong, Xiaoyuan He
The accuracy of strain measurement using a common optical extensometer with two-dimensional (2D) digital image correlation (DIC) is not sufficient for experimental applications due to the effect of out-of-plane motion. Although three-dimensional (3D) DIC can measure all three components of displacement without introducing in-plane displacement errors, 3D-DIC requires the stringent synchronization between two digital cameras and requires complicated system calibration of binocular stereovision, which makes the measurement rather inconvenient...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057580/monocular-and-binocular-smooth-pursuit-in-central-field-loss
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Natela Shanidze, Stephen Heinen, Preeti Verghese
Macular degeneration results in heterogeneous central field loss (CFL) and often has asymmetrical effects in the two eyes. As such, it is not clear to what degree the movements of the two eyes are coordinated. To address this issue, we examined smooth pursuit quantitatively in CFL participants during binocular viewing and compared it to the monocular viewing case. We also examined coordination of the two eyes during smooth pursuit and how this coordination was affected by interocular ratios of acuity and contrast, as well as CFL-specific interocular differences, such as scotoma sizes and degree of binocular overlap...
January 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057455/comparison-of-botulinum-toxin-with-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-acute-onset-comitant-esotropia-in-children
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Michael J Wan, Iason S Mantagos, Ankoor S Shah, Melanie Kazlas, David G Hunter
PURPOSE: To determine whether botulinum toxin is as effective as strabismus surgery in the treatment of acute-onset, comitant esotropia in children. DESIGN: Retrospective, non-randomized, comparative clinical study. METHODS: Setting: Tertiary care pediatric hospital. STUDY POPULATION: 49 children with acute-onset, comitant esotropia. INTERVENTION: Treatment with either botulinum toxin ("chemodenervation group") or standard incisional strabismus surgery ("surgery group")...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057449/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-visual-acuity-in-amblyopic-long-evans-rats
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S Castaño-Castaño, A G Moll, M Morales, E Fernadez, F Sanchez-Santed, F Nieto-Escamez
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has proved to increase brain cortex plasticity and different models of brain damage. In this work, we have analyzed the effects of tDCS in an experimental model of amblyopia using Long-Evans rats. Animals were monocularly deprived between 12 and 75 postnatal days and visual cortex contralateral to the deprived eye was stimulated using anodal tDCS during 8 days (20 min/day). The effects of tDCS treatment on the visual function were evaluated by using the optomotor reflex of the animals as a measure of visual acuity...
January 2, 2017: Brain Research
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