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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431435/regional-extent-of-peripheral-suppression-in-amblyopia
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Raiju J Babu, Simon Clavagnier, William R Bobier, Benjamin Thompson, Robert F Hess
Purpose: Previously, we have mapped amblyopic eye suppression within the central 20° of the visual field and observed a gradient of suppression that is strongest in central vision and weakens with increasing eccentricity. In this study, using a large dichoptic display, we extend our novel suppression mapping approach further into the periphery (from 20°-60°) to assess whether suppression continues to decline with eccentricity or plateaus. Methods: Sixteen participants with amblyopia (10 with strabismus, 6 with anisometropia without strabismus; mean age: 37...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430319/evaluation-of-a-device-for-standardized-measurements-of-reading-performance-in-a-prepresbyopic-population
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Tschingis Arad, Martin Baumeister, Jens Bühren, Thomas Kohnen
PURPOSE: Automated measurements of reading performance are required for clinical trials involving presbyopia-correcting surgery options. Repeatability of a testing device for reading (Salzburg Reading Desk) was evaluated in a prepresbyopic population. METHODS: Subjective reading performance of 50 subjects divided into 2 age groups (23-30 years and 38-49 years) with distance-corrected eyes was investigated with different log-scaled reading charts. At study entry, refractive parameters were measured and distance visual acuity assessed...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429773/evaluation-of-the-precision-of-contrast-sensitivity-function-assessment-on-a-tablet-device
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Michael Dorr, Luis A Lesmes, Tobias Elze, Hui Wang, Zhong-Lin Lu, Peter J Bex
The contrast sensitivity function (CSF) relates the visibility of a spatial pattern to both its size and contrast, and is therefore a more comprehensive assessment of visual function than acuity, which only determines the smallest resolvable pattern size. Because of the additional dimension of contrast, estimating the CSF can be more time-consuming. Here, we compare two methods for rapid assessment of the CSF that were implemented on a tablet device. For a single-trial assessment, we asked 63 myopes and 38 emmetropes to tap the peak of a "sweep grating" on the tablet's touch screen...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428679/mini-asymmetric-radial-keratotomy-and-corneal-cross-linking-for-the-treatment-of-a-bilateral-stage-iv-keratoconus-in-a-14-year-old-child
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Marco Abbondanza, Gabriele Abbondanza, Valentina De Felice
AIM: To present the case of a 14-year-old boy with bilateral stage IV keratoconus, treated with a combined MARK + CXL intervention, without the need for a corneal transplantation. RESULTS: The left eye displays considerable improvements, with a follow-up of 13.5 years: Kmax is decreased by 5.53 D, Kmed is decreased by 1.95 D and thinnest pachymetry is increased by 106 µm. The right eye shows equally remarkable parameters, with a follow-up of 9.5 years: Kmax is decreased by 8...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411334/normative-values-for-a-tablet-computer-based-application-to-assess-chromatic-contrast-sensitivity
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Lakshmi Bodduluri, Mei Ying Boon, Malcolm Ryan, Stephen J Dain
Tablet computer displays are amenable for the development of vision tests in a portable form. Assessing color vision using an easily accessible and portable test may help in the self-monitoring of vision-related changes in ocular/systemic conditions and assist in the early detection of disease processes. Tablet computer-based games were developed with different levels of gamification as a more portable option to assess chromatic contrast sensitivity. Game 1 was designed as a clinical version with no gaming elements...
April 14, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410283/postoperative-evaluation-of-bilateral-reading-performance-with-two-intraocular-lenses-twelve-month-results
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Semra Akkaya Turhan, Ebru Toker
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the bilateral reading performances within the first 12 months after the implantation of two intraocular lens (IOL) models. METHODS: The patients involved in this research had bilateral phacoemulsification and implantation of the Acriva Reviol MFM 613 IOL (group 1) or AcrySof ReSTOR SN6AD1 apodized multifocal IOL (group 2). The bilateral reading performance was evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively using the MNREAD acuity charts...
April 12, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410054/chaotic-pattern-alternations-can-reproduce-properties-of-dominance-durations-in-multistable-perception
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Takashi Kanamaru
We propose a pulse neural network that exhibits chaotic pattern alternations among stored patterns as a model of multistable perception, which is reflected in phenomena such as binocular rivalry and perceptual ambiguity. When we regard the mixed state of patterns as a part of each pattern, the durations of the retrieved pattern obey unimodal distributions. We confirmed that no chaotic properties are observed in the time series of durations, consistent with the findings of previous psychological studies. Moreover, it is shown that our model also reproduces two properties of multistable perception that characterize the relationship between the contrast of inputs and the durations...
April 14, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409230/binocular-rivalry-transitions-predict-inattention-symptom-severity-in-adult-adhd
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Aiste Jusyte, Natalia Zaretskaya, Nina Maria Höhnle, Andreas Bartels, Michael Schönenberg
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent childhood disorder that is often maintained throughout the development and persists into adulthood. Established etiology models suggest that deficient inhibition underlies the core ADHD symptoms. While experimental evidence for impaired motor inhibition is overwhelming, little is known about the sensory inhibition processes, their changes throughout the development, and the relationship to ADHD symptoms. Here, we used the well-established binocular rivalry (BR) paradigm to investigate for the very first time the inhibitory processes related to visual perception in adults with ADHD...
April 13, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408039/binocular-measures-of-visual-acuity-and-visual-field-versus-binocular-approximations
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David C Musch, Leslie M Niziol, Brenda W Gillespie, Paul R Lichter, Nancy K Janz
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of binocular visual function tests with binocular approximations using data from the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS). DESIGN: Case series based on existing data from a clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Six hundred seven patients with newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma from the CIGTS. METHODS: Monocular visual field (VF) and visual acuity (VA) tests were performed at baseline and every 6 months thereafter...
April 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407161/preliminary-evidence-of-successful-near-vision-enhancement-with-a-new-technique-presbyopic-allogenic-refractive-lenticule-pearl-corneal-inlay-using-a-smile-lenticule
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Soosan Jacob, Dhivya Ashok Kumar, Amar Agarwal, Athiya Agarwal, Ramalingam Aravind, A I Saijimol
PURPOSE: To describe a new technique (PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule [PEARL] inlay) using an allogenic corneal inlay prepared from a small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) lenticule. METHODS: A SMILE lenticule of specified thickness (mean: 61.5 ± 3.32 µm) was trephined at the center to 1-mm diameter and implanted in the cornea on the coaxially sighted light reflex under a femtosecond laser-created cap of 120 µm in the nondominant eye of presbyopic patients...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406944/fixational-saccades-are-more-disconjugate-in-adults-than-in-children
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Aasef G Shaikh, Fatema F Ghasia
PURPOSE: Fixational eye movements are of particular interest for three reasons. They are critical for preventing visual fading and enhancing visual perception; their disconjugacy allows scanning in three dimensions, and their neural correlates span through the cortico-striatal, striato-collicular and brainstem networks. Fixational eye movements are altered in various pediatric ophthalmologic and neurologic disorders. The goal of this study was to compare the dynamics of fixational eye movements in normal children and adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406677/no-impact-of-affective-person-knowledge-on-visual-awareness-evidence-from-binocular-rivalry-and-continuous-flash-suppression
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Timo Stein, Caitlyn Grubb, Maria Bertrand, Seh Min Suh, Sara C Verosky
Stimuli with intrinsic emotional value, like emotional faces, and stimuli associated with reward and punishment are often prioritized in visual awareness relative to neutral stimuli. Recently, Anderson, Siegel, Bliss-Moreau, and Barrett (2011) demonstrated that simply associating a face with affective knowledge can also influence visual awareness. Using a binocular rivalry task (BR), where a face was shown to one eye and a house to the other, they found that faces paired with negative versus neutral and positive behaviors dominated visual awareness...
April 13, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405481/factors-affecting-contrast-sensitivity-in-healthy-individuals-a-pilot-study
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Arzu Seyhan Karatepe, Süheyla Köse, Sait Eğrilmez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the demographic and ocular features affecting contrast sensitivity levels in healthy individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-four eyes of 37 subjects (7-65 years old) with refractive errors less than 1.0 diopter, no history of ocular surgery, and 20/20 visual acuity were included in the study. The participants were divided by age into three groups: group 1, 7-19 years, n=11; group 2, 20-49 years, n=15; and group 3, 50-65 years, n=11...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404829/neural-mechanisms-of-oculomotor-abnormalities-in-the-infantile-strabismus-syndrome
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Mark M G Walton, Adam C Pallus, Jerome Fleuriet, Michael J Mustari, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch
Infantile strabismus is characterized by numerous visual and oculomotor abnormalities. Recently non-human primate models of infantile strabismus have been established, with characteristics that closely match those observed in human patients. This has made it possible to study the neural basis for visual and oculomotor symptoms in infantile strabismus. In this review, we consider the available evidence for neural abnormalities in structures related to oculomotor pathways ranging from visual cortex to oculomotor nuclei...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400370/the-role-of-specific-visual-subfields-in-collisions-with-oncoming-cars-during-simulated-driving-in-patients-with-advanced-glaucoma
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Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, Aiko Iwase, Makoto Araie, Yuki Aoki, Takeshi Hara, Takeo Fukuchi, Sachiko Udagawa, Shinji Ohkubo, Kazuhisa Sugiyama, Chota Matsumoto, Toru Nakazawa, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Ono
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To assess the role of specific visual subfields in collisions with oncoming cars during simulated driving in patients with advanced glaucoma. METHODS: Normal subjects and patients with glaucoma with mean deviation <-12 dB in both eyes (Humphrey Field Analyzer 24-2 SITA-S program) used a driving simulator (DS; Honda Motor, Tokyo). Two scenarios in which oncoming cars turned right crossing the driver's path were chosen. We compared the binocular integrated visual field (IVF) in the patients who were involved in collisions and those who were not...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397759/a-high-spatial-resolution-depth-sensing-method-based-on-binocular-structured-light
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Huimin Yao, Chenyang Ge, Jianru Xue, Nanning Zheng
Depth information has been used in many fields because of its low cost and easy availability, since the Microsoft Kinect was released. However, the Kinect and Kinect-like RGB-D sensors show limited performance in certain applications and place high demands on accuracy and robustness of depth information. In this paper, we propose a depth sensing system that contains a laser projector similar to that used in the Kinect, and two infrared cameras located on both sides of the laser projector, to obtain higher spatial resolution depth information...
April 8, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397726/long-term-brain-tissue-monitoring-after-semi-brain-irradiation-in-rats-using-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-a-preliminary-study-in-vivo
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Hong Chen, Yu-Shu Cheng, Zheng-Rong Zhou
BACKGROUND: In head and neck neoplasm survivors treated with brain irradiation, metabolic alterations would occur in the radiation-induced injury area. The mechanism of these metabolic alterations has not been fully understood, while the alternations could be sensitively detected by proton (1H) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). In this study, we investigated the metabolic characteristics of radiation-induced brain injury through a long-term follow-up after radiation treatment using MRS in vivo...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396877/visual-and-refractive-outcomes-following-implantation-of-a-new-trifocal-intraocular-lens
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Michael Lawless, Chris Hodge, Joe Reich, Lewis Levitz, Uday K Bhatt, Colm McAlinden, Kate Roberts, Timothy V Roberts
BACKGROUND: Independence from all optical aids, and freedom from unwanted symptoms, following cataract and lens surgery remains the ultimate goal of both patient and surgeon. The development of trifocal IOL technology provides an ever-increasing range of options. The purpose of our study is to understand the predictability, safety and efficacy of a new trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) following cataract or refractive lens exchange (RLE) surgery. METHODS: This was a retrospective consecutive case series of patients undergoing cataract extraction or RLE followed by implantation of the Alcon IQ Panoptix IOL...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391010/monocular-deprivation-of-fourier-phase-information-boosts-the-deprived-eye-s-dominance-during-interocular-competition-but-not-interocular-phase-combination
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Jianying Bai, Xue Dong, Sheng He, Min Bao
Ocular dominance has been extensively studied, often with the goal to understand neuroplasticity, which is a key characteristic within the critical period. Recent work on monocular deprivation, however, demonstrates residual neuroplasticity in the adult visual cortex. After deprivation of patterned inputs by monocular patching, the patched eye becomes more dominant. Since patching blocks both the Fourier amplitude and phase information of the input image, it remains unclear whether deprivation of the Fourier phase information alone is able to reshape eye dominance...
April 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388471/extending-the-stabilized-supralinear-network-model-for-binocular-image-processing
#20
Ben Selby, Bryan Tripp
The visual cortex is both extensive and intricate. Computational models are needed to clarify the relationships between its local mechanisms and high-level functions. The Stabilized Supralinear Network (SSN) model was recently shown to account for many receptive field phenomena in V1, and also to predict subtle receptive field properties that were subsequently confirmed in vivo. In this study, we performed a preliminary exploration of whether the SSN is suitable for incorporation into large, functional models of the visual cortex, considering both its extensibility and computational tractability...
March 18, 2017: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
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