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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822717/searching-for-monocular-microsaccades-a-red-hering-of-modern-eye-trackers
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Marcus Nyström, Richard Andersson, Diederick C Niehorster, Ignace Hooge
Despite early reports and the contemporary consensus on microsaccades as purely binocular phenomena, recent work has proposed not only the existence of monocular microsaccades, but also that they serve functional purposes. We take a critical look at the detection of monocular microsaccades from a signal perspective, using raw data and a state-of-the-art, video-based eye tracker. In agreement with previous work, monocular detections were present in all participants using a standard microsaccade detection algorithm...
August 16, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821647/plasticity-beyond-v1-reinforcement-of-motion-perception-upon-binocular-central-retinal-lesions-in-adulthood
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Kalina Burnat, Tjing-Tjing Hu, Małgorzata Kossut, Ulf T Eysel, Lutgarde Arckens
Induction of a central retinal lesion in both eyes of adult mammals is a model for macular degeneration and leads to retinotopic map reorganization in the primary visual cortex (V1). Here we characterized the spatio-temporal dynamics of molecular activity levels in the central and peripheral representation of five higher order visual areas, V2/18, V3/19, V4/21a,V5/PMLS, area 7, and V1/17, in adult cats with central 10° retinal lesions (both sexes), by means of real-time PCR for the neuronal activity reporter gene zif268...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820930/comparison-of-minimally-invasive-strabismus-surgery-miss-and-conventional-strabismus-surgery-using-the-limbal-approach
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Poonam Gupta, Subhash Dadeya, Kamlesh, Vishaal Bhambhawani
PURPOSE: To compare minimally invasive strabismus surgery (MISS) with conventional strabismus surgery for horizontal recti in terms of functional outcome and complications. METHODS: A total of 40 patients requiring surgery for horizontal recti were divided into two groups: those undergoing MISS and those operated on using the conventional limbal technique. In the MISS group, two small keyhole radial cuts were made superior and inferior to the insertion of the muscle margin...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816411/a-stereovision-model-applied-in-bio-micromanipulation-system-based-on-stereo-light-microscope
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Yuezong Wang
A bio-micromanipulation system is designed for manipulating micro-objects with a length scale of tens or hundreds of microns based on stereo light microscope. The world coordinate reconstruction of points on the surface of micro-objects is an important goal for the micromanipulation. Traditional pinhole camera model is applied widely in macrocomputer vision. However, this model will output bad data with remarkable error if it is directly used to reconstruct three-dimensional world coordinates for stereo light microscope...
August 17, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814826/comparison-between-bilateral-implantation-of-a-trifocal-intraocular-lens-and-blended-implantation-of-two-bifocal-intraocular-lenses
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César Vilar, Wilson Takashi Hida, André Lins de Medeiros, Klayny Rafaella Pereira Magalhães, Patrick Frensel de Moraes Tzelikis, Mario Augusto Pereira Dias Chaves, Antônio Francisco Pimenta Motta, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Milton Ruiz Alves, Walton Nosé
PURPOSE: To compare visual outcomes and performance between bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) Acrysof(®)PanOptix(®) TFNT00 and blended implantation of two different near add power bifocal IOLs: Acrysof(®) Restor(®) SV25T0 in dominant eye and Acrysof(®) Restor(®) SN6AD1 in the nondominant eye. METHODS: This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive and comparative study assessed 20 patients (40 eyes) who had bilateral cataract surgery performed using the IOLs described...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813960/towards-free-3d-end-point-control-for-robotic-assisted-human-reaching-using-binocular-eye-tracking
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Roni O Maimon-Dror, Jorge Fernandez-Quesada, Giuseppe A Zito, Charalambos Konnaris, Sabine Dziemian, A Aldo Faisal
Eye-movements are the only directly observable behavioural signals that are highly correlated with actions at the task level, and proactive of body movements and thus reflect action intentions. Moreover, eye movements are preserved in many movement disorders leading to paralysis (or amputees) from stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy among others. Despite this benefit, eye tracking is not widely used as control interface for robotic interfaces in movement impaired patients due to poor human-robot interfaces...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813959/-wink-to-grasp-comparing-eye-voice-emg-gesture-control-of-grasp-with-soft-robotic-gloves
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Bernardo Noronha, Sabine Dziemian, Giuseppe A Zito, Charalambos Konnaris, A Aldo Faisal
The ability of robotic rehabilitation devices to support paralysed end-users is ultimately limited by the degree to which human-machine-interaction is designed to be effective and efficient in translating user intention into robotic action. Specifically, we evaluate the novel possibility of binocular eye-tracking technology to detect voluntary winks from involuntary blink commands, to establish winks as a novel low-latency control signal to trigger robotic action. By wearing binocular eye-tracking glasses we enable users to directly observe their environment or the actuator and trigger movement actions, without having to interact with a visual display unit or user interface...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812133/-watchful-waiting-as-a-therapeutic-principle-for-diseases-of-the-vitreoretinal-interface
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REVIEW
H Hoerauf, B Kirchhof
Elective surgery of the vitreoretinal interface is currently the most common reason for vitrectomy in Germany. The evaluation and correct interpretation of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images is of great importance but the indications for vitrectomy in macular surgery should be based more on patient symptoms and not only the OCT findings. Watchful waiting is highlighted as an alternative therapeutic option in individual patients. This article addresses a number of aspects and discrepancies between findings and patients' level of suffering based on binocular symptoms...
August 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812042/visual-outcomes-24%C3%A2-months-after-laserace
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AnnMarie Hipsley, David Hui-Kang Ma, Chi-Chin Sun, Mitchell A Jackson, Daniel Goldberg, Brad Hall
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects on near and intermediate visual performance after bilateral Laser Anterior Ciliary Excision (LaserACE) procedure. METHODS: LaserACE surgery was performed using the VisioLite 2.94 μm erbium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) ophthalmic laser system in 4 oblique quadrants on the sclera over the ciliary muscle in 3 critical zones of physiological importance (over the ciliary muscles and posterior zonules) with the aim to improve natural dynamic accommodative forces...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805196/-the-evaluation-of-color-vision-and-its-diagnostic-value-in-predicting-the-risk-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-patients-with-glucose-metabolism-disorders
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Katarzyna Jończyk-Skórka, Jan Kowalski
AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate color vision and its diagnostic value in predicting the risk of diabetic retinopathy in patients with glucose metabolism disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study involved 197 people, 92 women and 105 men aged 63.21 ± 8.74 years. In order to assess glucose metabolism disorders, patients were divided into three groups. The first group (DM) consisted of 60 people (16 women and 44 men aged 61.92 ± 8.46 years). These were people with type 2 diabetes...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800343/microsaccade-dysfunction-and-adaptation-in-hemianopia-after-stroke
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Ying Gao, Bernhard A Sabel
BACKGROUND: Besides the reduction of visual field size, hemianopic patients may also experience other poorly understood symptoms such as blurred vision, diplopia, or reduced visual acuity, which may be related to microsaccade function. OBJECTIVE: To determine (i) if microsaccades are altered in hemianopia; (ii) how altered microsaccade features correlate with visual performances; and (iii) how their direction relates to visual field defect topography. METHODS: In this case-control study, microsaccades of hemianopic stroke patients (n = 14) were assessed with high-resolution eye-tracking technique, compared with those of healthy controls (n = 14), and correlated with visual performances, visual field defect parameters and lesion age...
2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791058/stereoacuity-after-wavefront-guided-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-anisometropia
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Farid Karimian, Vahid Ownagh, Mohammad Aghazadeh Amiri, Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaee, Nooshin Dadbin
PURPOSE: To determine changes in stereoacuity in anisometropic myopic eyes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: Myopic patients with at least 1 diopter (D) of anisometropia in sphere, astigmatism, or spherical equivalent who were referred to our hospital for excimer refractive surgery were enrolled as a prospective sequential interventional case series. All patients underwent wavefront-guided photorefractive keratectomy (WFG-PRK) using the Technolas Perfect Vision (217z) Excimer laser machine...
July 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790805/bilateral-implantation-of-3-0-d-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lenses-results-of-a-us-food-and-drug-administration-clinical-trial
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Robert Lehmann, Satish Modi, Bret Fisher, Magda Michna, Michael Snyder
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of apodized diffractive +3.0 D multifocal toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantations in subjects with preoperative corneal astigmatism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted at 21 US sites. The study population consisted of 574 subjects, aged ≥21 years, with preoperative astigmatism 0.75-2.82 D, and potential postoperative visual acuity (VA) ≥0.2 logMAR, undergoing bilateral cataract removal by phacoemulsification...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790537/refractive-outcomes-of-posterior-chamber-phakic-intraocular-lens-implantation-for-correction-of-myopia-and-myopic-astigmatism
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Melisa Ahmedbegovic Pjano, Ajla Pidro, Alma Biscevic, Senad Grisevic, Bojana Pandzic, Vesna Cerovic
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to examine efficacy and safety after Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) implantation for correction of myopia et myopic astigmatism. METHODS: This prospective clinical study included 28 eyes of 16 patients which underwent implantation of ICL for correction of myopia up to -18,00 diopters (D) and myopic astigmatism up to -6,00 D in the Eye Clinic Svjetlost Sarajevo, from January 2013 to January 2016. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), spherical equivalent (SE), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), endothelial cell (EC) density were evaluated at one, six and twelve months...
April 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790394/interocularly-merged-face-percepts-eliminate-binocular-rivalry
#15
P Christiaan Klink, Daphne Boucherie, Damiaan Denys, Pieter R Roelfsema, Matthew W Self
Faces are important visual objects for humans and other social animals. A complex network of specialized brain areas is involved in the recognition and interpretation of faces. This network needs to strike a balance between being sensitive enough to distinguish between different faces with similar features, and being tolerant of low-level visual changes so that a given face is stably perceived as a particular individual. Such stability may require feedback from higher brain regions down to the level where details are represented...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781927/gait-characteristics-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients
#16
Varshini Varadaraj, Aleksandra Mihailovic, Rebecca Ehrenkranz, Stephen Lesche, Pradeep Y Ramulu, Bonnielin K Swenor
PURPOSE: To identify potential differences between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients and controls in fall-relevant gait characteristics. METHODS: Spatiotemporal gait characteristics using the GAITRite walkway were collected from 29 AMD patients and 20 controls, aged 60 to 90 years, at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Multiple linear regressions, controlling for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and comorbidities were used to assess associations between gait characteristics and AMD...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780619/evaluation-of-optic-disc-retinal-nerve-fiber-and-macular-ganglion-cell-layers-in-pediatric-diabetes
#17
Evre Pekel, Selda Ayça Altıncık, Gökhan Pekel
PURPOSE: Our aim was to compare optic disc parameters, retinal nerve fiber (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell layers between children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus (type 1) and healthy controls. METHODS: Sixty-three eyes of 63 pediatric diabetic patients without diabetic retinopathy and 44 eyes of 44 healthy controls were included in this cross-sectional and comparative study. Diabetic and control groups were similar in the aspect of age, gender and refractive error...
August 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771376/slant-perception-under-stereomicroscopy
#18
Samantha Horvath, Kori Macdonald, John Galeotti, Roberta L Klatzky
Objective These studies used threshold and slant-matching tasks to assess and quantitatively measure human perception of 3-D planar images viewed through a stereomicroscope. The results are intended for use in developing augmented-reality surgical aids. Background Substantial research demonstrates that slant perception is performed with high accuracy from monocular and binocular cues, but less research concerns the effects of magnification. Viewing through a microscope affects the utility of monocular and stereo slant cues, but its impact is as yet unknown...
August 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770164/use-of-elevator-instruments-when-luxating-and-extracting-teeth-in-dentistry-clinical-techniques
#19
John Mamoun
In dentistry, elevator instruments are used to luxate teeth, and this technique imparts forces to tooth particles that sever the periodontal ligament around tooth roots inside the socket and expand alveolar bone around tooth particles. These effects can result in extraction of the tooth particles or facilitate systematic forceps extraction of the tooth particles. This article presents basic oral surgery techniques for applying elevators to luxate teeth. Determination of the optimal luxation technique requires understanding of the functions of the straight elevator and the Cryer elevator, the concept of purchase points, how the design elements of elevator working ends and tips influence the functionality of an elevator, application of forces to tooth particles, sectioning teeth at furcations, and bone removal to facilitate luxation...
June 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768112/the-disparate-histories-of-binocular-vision-and-binaural-hearing
#20
Nicholas J Wade
Vision and hearing are dependent on disparities of spatial patterns received by two eyes and on time and intensity differences to two ears. However, the experiences of a single world have masked attention to these disparities. While eyes and ears are paired, there has not been parity in the attention directed to their functioning. Phenomena involving binocular vision were commented upon since antiquity whereas those about binaural hearing are much more recent. This history is compared with respect to the experimental manipulations of dichoptic and dichotic stimuli and the instruments used to stimulate the paired organs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
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