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Luca Lo Verde, Maria Concetta Morrone, Claudia Lunghi
It is known that, after a prolonged period of visual deprivation, the adult visual cortex can be recruited for nonvisual processing, reflecting cross-modal plasticity. Here, we investigated whether cross-modal plasticity can occur at short timescales in the typical adult brain by comparing the interaction between vision and touch during binocular rivalry before and after a brief period of monocular deprivation, which strongly alters ocular balance favoring the deprived eye. While viewing dichoptically two gratings of orthogonal orientation, participants were asked to actively explore a haptic grating congruent in orientation to one of the two rivalrous stimuli...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Manabu Miyata, Ryuichi Nakahara, Ichiro Hamasaki, Satoshi Hasebe, Takashi Furuse, Hiroshi Ohtsuki
Although a 0.3 Bangerter filter, which reduces visual acuity, is frequently used for treating moderate amblyopia, the effects on gross stereopsis are not well known. This study quantitatively evaluated whether gross stereopsis is degraded by a Bangerter filter. Seven healthy subjects (median age: 29 years) participated in this psychophysical study. Targets with crossed disparities of 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, and 5° were randomly presented on a three-dimensional television display. The subjects indicated the point at which the targets popped out from the television screen (matching method)...
October 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
Jianglan Wang, Xin Ma, Ye Wu, Meng Liao, Longqian Liu
PURPOSE: We performed a prospective cohort study to evaluate the effectiveness of disc synoptoscope on binocularity in patients with abnormal binocular vision. METHODS: 39 eligible subjects were recruited for visual therapy with disc synoptoscope in treatment group and 38 were just observed as control. RESULTS: Simultaneous perception in treatment group was better than controls at 6-month visit (p < 0.05). Fusional amplitude improved in treatment group but decreased in control group at 3- and 6-months visits (p < 0...
October 21, 2016: International Ophthalmology
B Clotuche, N Dorizy, M Franquelin, P Kuhne, M Lakhdar, S Massart, J Strenk
PURPOSE: We try to show a relationship between strabismus and changes in reading skills. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We have carried out a prospective study including 135 children from 8 to 11 years (French level CE2 to CM2). They were given an ophthalmologic and orthoptic examination and then divided into 4 groups: strabismus with vertical deviation without binocular vision, accommodative strabismus with binocular vision, accommodative strabismus without binocular vision and control group (children without strabismus)...
October 17, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Kevin C Dieter, Jocelyn L Sy, Randolph Blake
Normal binocular vision emerges from the combination of neural signals arising within separate monocular pathways. It is natural to wonder whether both eyes contribute equally to the unified cyclopean impression we ordinarily experience. Binocular rivalry, which occurs when the inputs to the two eyes are markedly different, affords a useful means for quantifying the balance of influence exerted by the eyes (called sensory eye dominance, SED) and for relating that degree of balance to other aspects of binocular visual function...
October 17, 2016: Vision Research
Cindy X Guo, Raiju J Babu, Joanna M Black, William R Bobier, Carly S Y Lam, Shuan Dai, Tina Y Gao, Robert F Hess, Michelle Jenkins, Yannan Jiang, Lionel Kowal, Varsha Parag, Jayshree South, Sandra Elfride Staffieri, Natalie Walker, Angela Wadham, Benjamin Thompson
BACKGROUND: Amblyopia is a common neurodevelopmental disorder of vision that is characterised by visual impairment in one eye and compromised binocular visual function. Existing evidence-based treatments for children include patching the nonamblyopic eye to encourage use of the amblyopic eye. Currently there are no widely accepted treatments available for adults with amblyopia. The aim of this trial is to assess the efficacy of a new binocular, videogame-based treatment for amblyopia in older children and adults...
October 18, 2016: Trials
James Q Truong, Kenneth J Ciuffreda
OBJECTIVE: No objective vision biomarker for photosensitivity currently exists. The present study sought to uncover potential biomarkers for photosensitivity within the pupillary light reflex. METHODS: The pupillary light reflex was evaluated in those with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and in normal individuals, with and without photosensitivity, under a range of test conditions. The Neuroptics DP-2000, infrared, binocular pupillometer was used for both binocular stimulation and recording...
October 2016: Military Medicine
Marc A Bouffard, Wayne T Cornblath, Joseph F Rizzo, Michael S Lee, Lindsey B DeLott, Eric R Eggenberger, Nurhan Torun
BACKGROUND: Transient monocular vision loss (TMVL) is an alarming symptom owing to potentially serious etiologies such as thromboembolism or giant cell arteritis. Our objective is to describe the phenomenon of TMVL present on awakening, which may represent a distinct and benign entity. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational case series of 29 patients who experienced TMVL on awakening. Patients who described monocular dimming or blackout of vision were included, and those with blurred vision, concurrent eye pain, and binocular vision loss were excluded...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Euna B Koo, Aubrey L Gilbert, Deborah K VanderVeen
PURPOSE: Amblyopia is a leading cause of low vision and warrants timely management during childhood. We performed a literature review of the management of amblyopia and potential risk factors for amblyopia. METHODS: Literature review of the management of amblyopia and risk factors for amblyopia. RESULTS: Common amblyopia risk factors include anisometropic or high refractive error, strabismus, cataract, and ptosis. Often a conservative approach with spectacles is enough to prevent amblyopia...
October 17, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Lei Tong, Yang Xie, Hongbo Yu
Experiments on the adult visual cortex of cats, ferrets and monkeys have revealed organized spatial relationships between multiple feature maps which can also be reproduced by the Kohonen and elastic net self-organization models. However, attempts to apply these models to simulate the temporal kinetics of monocular deprivation during the critical period, and their effects on the spatial arrangement of feature maps, have led to conflicting results. In this study, we performed monocular deprivation (MD) and chronic imaging in the ferret visual cortex during the critical period of ocular dominance (OD) plasticity...
October 13, 2016: Neuroscience
Florian Tobias Alwin Kretz, Rahmin Khoramnia, Mary Safwat Attia, Michael Janusz Koss, Katharina Linz, Gerd Uwe Auffarth
PURPOSE: To evaluate postoperative outcomes and visual performance in intermediate distance after implantation of a +1.5 diopters (D) addition, aspheric, rotational asymmetric multifocal intraocular lens (MIOL). METHODS: Patients underwent bilateral cataract surgery with implantation of an aspheric, asymmetric MIOL with +1.5 D near addition. A complete ophthalmological examination was performed preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively. The main outcome measures were monocular and binocular uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), uncorrected intermediate visual acuity (UIVA), distance corrected intermediate visual acuity (DCIVA), uncorrected near visual acuity (UNVA) and distance corrected keratometry, and manifest refraction...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
Jennifer Long, Rene Cheung, Simon Duong, Rosemary Paynter, Lisa Asper
BACKGROUND: This paper investigates viewing distances and eyestrain symptoms in young adults reading from a smartphone for 60 minutes. METHODS: A survey related to common asthenopic (eyestrain) symptoms was administered to subjects before and after they read an extract from a novel on a smartphone for 60 minutes. Subjects rated their symptoms on a scale from zero (not at all) to four (extremely). The viewing distance to the smartphone was measured on a photograph taken of the subject every minute...
September 8, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Roger W Li, Kayee So, Thomas H Wu, Ashley P Craven, Truyet T Tran, Kevin M Gustafson, Dennis M Levi
Our sense of depth perception is mediated by spatial filters at different scales in the visual brain; low spatial frequency channels provide the basis for coarse stereopsis, whereas high spatial frequency channels provide for fine stereopsis. It is well established that monocular blurring of vision results in decreased stereoacuity. However, previous studies have used tests that are broadband in their spatial frequency content. It is not yet entirely clear how the processing of stereopsis in different spatial frequency channels is altered in response to binocular input imbalance...
September 2016: Royal Society Open Science
Le Wen Xu, Yinghua Zhang, Yan Liu, Yan Ding
The current study reports a case of a patient with a chronic myelocytic leukemic fundus lesion, initially diagnosed in the Department of Ophthalmology, Rizhao People's Hospital (Rizhao, China). A male, 23-years-of-age, presented with a dark shadow in the front of the right eye, accompanied with blurred vision for 3 days (visual acuity of right eye, 0.4; visual acuity of left eye, 0.6). In addition, the patient had experienced gingival bleeding for 2 years, and recurrent upper respiratory infections for 1 year...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Sowmya Ravikumar, Arthur Bradley, Shrikant Bharadwaj, Larry N Thibos
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that binocular depth of field can be expanded while retaining high-quality vision at intermediate distances by combining anisometropia (monovision) and simultaneous vision bifocals. SETTING: School of Optometry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. DESIGN: Prospective research study. METHODS: A computational polychromatic model was used to simulate retinal images as seen through a pseudophakic eye with a diffractive bifocal for a range of target distances...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Bin Zhou, Ernst Pöppel, Lingyan Wang, Taoxi Yang, Yuliya Zaytseva, Yan Bao
UNLABELLED: Single cases may lead to unexpected hypotheses in psychology. We retrospectively analyzed single case studies that suggested organizational principles along the early visual pathway, which have remained unanswered until now. FIRST CASE: In spite of the inhomogeneity of sensitivity, paradoxically the visual field on the subjective level appears to be homogeneous; constancy of brightness of supra-threshold stimuli throughout the visual field is claimed to be responsible for homogeneity; specific summation properties of retinal ganglion cells are hypothesized to guarantee this effect...
September 2016: PsyCh Journal
Sara A Quandt, Mark R Schulz, Haiying Chen, Thomas A Arcury
PURPOSE: Visual impairment presents significant risks for occupational injuries among farmworkers, a vulnerable population with limited access to vision care. Although previous research has noted farmworkers' low lifetime experience with vision screening and high rates of complaints of eye ailments and poor vision, there have been few screening data collected to evaluate these self-reports. The objectives of this analysis are to (1) describe farmworker visual health using standardized visual acuity screening data and self-reported visual function, and (2) to compare the screening and self-report data...
October 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
David A Gonzalez, Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo
The contribution of binocular vision to the performance of reaching and grasping movements has been examined previously using single reach-to-grasp movements. However, most of our daily activities consist of more complex action sequences, which require precise temporal linking between the gaze behaviour and manual action phases. Many previous studies found a stereotypical hand-eye coordination pattern, such that the eyes move prior to the reach initiation. Moving the eyes to the target object provides information about its features and location, which can facilitate the predictive control of reaching and grasping...
September 26, 2016: Vision Research
Mark A Georgeson, Andrew J Schofield
Combination of signals from the two eyes is the gateway to stereo vision. To gain insight into binocular signal processing, we studied binocular summation for luminance-modulated gratings (L or LM) and contrast-modulated gratings (CM). We measured 2AFC detection thresholds for a signal grating (0.75c/deg, 216ms) shown to one eye, both eyes, or both eyes out-of-phase. For LM and CM, the carrier noise was in both eyes, even when the signal was monocular. Mean binocular thresholds for luminance gratings (L) were 5...
October 14, 2016: Vision Research
YuePing Li, LiLi Sun, Wei Zhang, KanXing Zhao
PURPOSE: To compare surgical results of augmented and nonaugmented modified Knapp procedure, for the treatment of nonrestrictive double elevator palsies (DEP). METHODS: The medical records of patients with congenital DEP were reviewed retrospectively. Patients were divided into three treatment groups: standard transposition (group A), Foster transposition (group B), and resection transposition (group C). Pre- and postoperative vertical deviation in primary position, ocular motility, and binocular vision were compared...
September 20, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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