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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217455/a-new-method-to-analyse-the-effect-of-multifocal-contact-lenses-on-visual-function
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I Sanchez, S Ortiz-Toquero, M Blanco, R Martin
PURPOSE: Presbyopic contact lens (CL) fittings produce simultaneous vision, providing different retinal images that reduce visual quality and wearers' satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to develop a new method to isolate the multifocality effect of different CL options to manage presbyopia, analysing the impact on binocular visual acuity (VA), stereopsis and contrast sensitivity (CS) and determining the effect of the use of a yellow filter (YF) on visual function. METHODS: A prospective and double-masked randomized pilot study involving 20 healthy volunteers was conducted...
December 4, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212484/clinical-features-of-visual-disturbances-secondary-to-isolated-sphenoid-sinus-inflammatory-diseases
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Lanlan Chen, Libin Jiang, Bentao Yang, Prem S Subramanian
BACKGROUND: Visual disturbances associated with isolated sphenoid sinus inflammatory diseases (ISSIDs) are easily misdiagnosed due to the nonspecific symptoms and undetectable anatomical location. The main objective of this retrospective case series is to investigate the clinical features of visual disturbances secondary to ISSIDs. METHODS: Clinical data of 23 patients with unilateral or bilateral visual disturbances secondary to ISSIDs from 2004 to 2014 with new symptoms were collected...
December 6, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193991/diplopia-after-strabismus-surgery
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Medha Sharma, David G Hunter
Diplopia is a disappointing and, at times, unanticipated consequence of what might otherwise be considered anatomically successful strabismus surgery. In this study, we review the existing literature regarding diplopia after strabismus surgery in the context of the senior author's experience. We divide postoperative diplopia types into cases that occur in the setting of normal binocular vision (or "normal" suppression) vs. cases that are the consequence of rare or anomalous sensorial adaptations. We then discuss how to identify patients at greatest risk based on history and preoperative testing, and we offer strategies for managing these sometimes-challenging cases...
December 1, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193322/vision-screening-at-two-years-does-not-reduce-the-prevalence-of-reduced-vision-at-four-and-a-half-years-of-age
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Lucy Goodman, Arijit Chakraborty, Nabin Paudel, Tzu-Ying Yu, Robert J Jacobs, Jane E Harding, Benjamin Thompson, Nicola S Anstice
BACKGROUND: There is currently insufficient evidence to recommend vision screening for children < 36 months of age. This study assessed the effect of comprehensive vision screening, as well as the sensitivity of age-appropriate vision tests, at two years of age on habitual visual acuity at 4.5 years of age. METHODS: Children born at risk of neonatal hypoglycaemia (n = 477) underwent vision assessment at 54 ± 2 months of age including measurement of monocular and binocular habitual visual acuity, assessment of binocularity and stereopsis...
November 28, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185989/blind-stereoscopic-video-quality-assessment-from-depth-perception-to-overall-experience
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Zhibo Chen, Wei Zhou, Weiping Li
Stereoscopic video quality assessment (SVQA) is a challenging problem. It has not been well investigated on how to measure depth perception quality independently under different distortion categories and degrees, especially exploit the depth perception to assist the overall quality assessment of 3D videos. In this paper, we propose a new depth perception quality metric (DPQM) and verify that it outperforms existing metrics on our published 3D video extension of High Efficiency Video Coding (3D-HEVC) video database...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184397/do-older-drivers-with-bilateral-cataract-self-regulate-their-driving-while-waiting-for-first-eye-cataract-surgery
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Seraina Agramunt, Lynn B Meuleners, Michelle L Fraser, Kyle C Chow, Jonathon Q Ng, Vignesh Raja, Nigel Morlet
Objectives: To analyze the association between visual impairment and driver self-regulation among a cohort of older drivers waiting for first eye cataract surgery. Methods: Ninety-six drivers with bilateral cataract aged 55+ years were assessed before first eye cataract surgery. Data collection consisted of a researcher-administered questionnaire, objective visual measures (visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and stereopsis), a visual attention test (the useful field of view test) and a cognitive test (the Mini-Mental State Examination)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184199/thalamic-inhibition-regulates-critical-period-plasticity-in-visual-cortex-and-thalamus
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Jean-Pierre Sommeijer, Mehran Ahmadlou, M Hadi Saiepour, Koen Seignette, Rogier Min, J Alexander Heimel, Christiaan N Levelt
During critical periods of development, experience shapes cortical circuits, resulting in the acquisition of functions used throughout life. The classic example of critical-period plasticity is ocular dominance (OD) plasticity, which optimizes binocular vision but can reduce the responsiveness of the primary visual cortex (V1) to an eye providing low-grade visual input. The onset of the critical period of OD plasticity involves the maturation of inhibitory synapses within V1, specifically those containing the GABAA receptor α1 subunit...
December 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182610/bdnf-expression-in-cat-striate-cortex-is-regulated-by-binocular-pattern-deprivation
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Karolina Laskowska-Macios, Lutgarde Arckens, Małgorzata Kossut, Kalina Burnat
Deprivation of patterned visual information, as in early onset congenital cataract patients, results in a severe impairment in global motion perception. Previously we reported a delayed maturation of the peripheral visual field representation in primary visual area 17, based on a 2-D DIGE screen for protein expression changes and in situ hybridization for the activity reporter gene ZIF268. To corroborate these findings we here explore the binocular pattern deprivation (BD)-regulated expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a well-described neurotrophin precipitously regulated by early visual experience...
2017: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180437/solving-visual-correspondence-between-the-two-eyes-via-domain-based-population-encoding-in-nonhuman-primates
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Gang Chen, Haidong D Lu, Hisashi Tanigawa, Anna W Roe
Stereoscopic vision depends on correct matching of corresponding features between the two eyes. It is unclear where the brain solves this binocular correspondence problem. Although our visual system is able to make correct global matches, there are many possible false matches between any two images. Here, we use optical imaging data of binocular disparity response in the visual cortex of awake and anesthetized monkeys to demonstrate that the second visual cortical area (V2) is the first cortical stage that correctly discards false matches and robustly encodes correct matches...
November 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178265/surgical-interventions-for-vertical-strabismus-in-superior-oblique-palsy
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Melinda Y Chang, Anne L Coleman, Victoria L Tseng, Joseph L Demer
BACKGROUND: Superior oblique palsy is a common cause of vertical strabismus in adults and children. Patients may be symptomatic from binocular vertical diplopia or compensatory head tilt required to maintain single vision. Most patients who are symptomatic elect to undergo strabismus surgery, but the optimal surgical treatment for vertical strabismus in people with superior oblique palsy is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relative effects of surgical treatments compared with another surgical intervention, non-surgical intervention, or observation for vertical strabismus in people with superior oblique palsy...
November 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174394/visual-and-binocular-status-in-elementary-school-children-with-a-reading-problem
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Lisa W Christian, Krithika Nandakumar, Patricia K Hrynchak, Elizabeth L Irving
PURPOSE: This descriptive study provides a summary of the binocular anomalies seen in elementary school children identified with reading problems. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children identified with reading problems and seen by the University of Waterloo, Optometry Clinic, from September 2012 to June 2013. RESULTS: Files of 121 children (mean age 8.6 years, range 6-14 years) were reviewed. No significant refractive error was found in 81% of children...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168192/seeing-it-differently-self-reported-description-of-vision-loss-in-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Deanna J Taylor, Laura A Edwards, Alison M Binns, David P Crabb
PURPOSE: A realistic description of visual symptoms associated with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is important for raising awareness of the condition and educating patients. This study aimed to develop a set of descriptors for dry AMD and examine the realism of images currently and frequently used to show visual symptoms of the condition. METHODS: Volunteers with dry AMD with a range of disease severity were given an eye examination and were asked to describe visual symptoms of their condition in a conversational interview...
November 23, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163121/joint-learning-of-binocularly-driven-saccades-and-vergence-by-active-efficient-coding
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Qingpeng Zhu, Jochen Triesch, Bertram E Shi
This paper investigates two types of eye movements: vergence and saccades. Vergence eye movements are responsible for bringing the images of the two eyes into correspondence, whereas saccades drive gaze to interesting regions in the scene. Control of both vergence and saccades develops during early infancy. To date, these two types of eye movements have been studied separately. Here, we propose a computational model of an active vision system that integrates these two types of eye movements. We hypothesize that incorporating a saccade strategy driven by bottom-up attention will benefit the development of vergence control...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163020/what-drives-bird-vision-bill-control-and-predator-detection-overshadow-flight
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REVIEW
Graham R Martin
Although flight is regarded as a key behavior of birds this review argues that the perceptual demands for its control are met within constraints set by the perceptual demands of two other key tasks: the control of bill (or feet) position, and the detection of food items/predators. Control of bill position, or of the feet when used in foraging, and timing of their arrival at a target, are based upon information derived from the optic flow-field in the binocular region that encompasses the bill. Flow-fields use information extracted from close to the bird using vision of relatively low spatial resolution...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150866/the-minimum-test-battery-to-screen-for-binocular-vision-anomalies-report-3-of-the-band-study
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Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, Archayeeta Rakshit, Neeraj Kumar Singh, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Ronnie George, Suman Kapur, Mitchell Scheiman, Krishna Kumar Ramani
PURPOSE: This study aims to report the minimum test battery needed to screen non-strabismic binocular vision anomalies (NSBVAs) in a community set-up. When large numbers are to be screened we aim to identify the most useful test battery when there is no opportunity for a more comprehensive and time-consuming clinical examination. METHODS: The prevalence estimates and normative data for binocular vision parameters were estimated from the Binocular Vision Anomalies and Normative Data (BAND) study, following which cut-off estimates and receiver operating characteristic curves to identify the minimum test battery have been plotted...
November 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138533/comparison-of-visual-outcomes-after-bilateral-implantation-of-a-diffractive-trifocal-intraocular-lens-and-blended-implantation-of-an-extended-depth-of-focus-intraocular-lens-with-a-diffractive-bifocal-intraocular-lens
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André Lins de Medeiros, André Gustavo de Araújo Rolim, Antonio Francisco Pimenta Motta, Bruna Vieira Ventura, César Vilar, Mário Augusto Pereira Dias Chaves, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Wilson Takashi Hida
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the visual outcomes and subjective visual quality between bilateral implantation of a diffractive trifocal intraocular lens, Alcon Acrysof IQ® PanOptix® TNFT00 (group A), and blended implantation of an extended depth of focus lens, J&J Tecnis Symfony® ZXR00 with a diffractive bifocal intraocular lens, J&J Vision Tecnis® ZMB00 (group B). Methods: This prospective, nonrandomized, consecutive, comparative study included the assessment of 40 eyes in 20 patients implanted with multifocal intraocular lens...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131903/slow-reading-in-glaucoma-is-it-due-to-the-shrinking-visual-span-in-central-vision
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MiYoung Kwon, Rong Liu, Bhavika N Patel, Christopher Girkin
Purpose: Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide, characterized by progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells. Patients with bilateral glaucoma read slower than normal cohorts. Here we examined the factors that may underlie slow reading in glaucoma and determined the best predictor of reading speed in glaucoma. Methods: A total of 38 subjects participated in this study: 17 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (mean age = 64.71 years) and 21 age-similar normal controls (58...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117414/monovision-lasik-versus-presbyopia-correcting-iols-comparison-of-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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Steven C Schallhorn, David Teenan, Jan A Venter, Julie M Schallhorn, Keith A Hettinger, Stephen J Hannan, Martina Pelouskova
PURPOSE: To compare clinical and quality of life outcomes between patients who underwent monovision LASIK and refractive lens exchange. METHODS: The study comprised 590 patients with refractive lens exchange and 608 patients with monovision LASIK available for 3-month postoperative clinical visits. All patients with refractive lens exchange had a Tecnis Symfony lens (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Santa Ana, CA) in at least one eye. Patients were divided into four refractive categories: moderate to high myopia, low myopia, plano presbyopia, and hyperopia...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102622/more-superimposition-for-contrast-modulated-than-luminance-modulated-stimuli-during-binocular-rivalry
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Jan Skerswetat, Monika A Formankiewicz, Sarah J Waugh
Luminance-modulated noise (LM) and contrast-modulated noise (CM) gratings were presented with interocularly correlated, uncorrelated and anti-correlated binary noise to investigate their contributions to mixed percepts, specifically piecemeal and superimposition, during binocular rivalry. Stimuli were sine-wave gratings of 2c/deg presented within 2 deg circular apertures. The LM stimulus contrast was 0.1 and the CM stimulus modulation depth was 1.0, equating to approximately 5 and 7 times detection threshold, respectively...
November 1, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098293/binocular-combination-of-luminance-profiles
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Jian Ding, Dennis M Levi
We develop and test a new two-dimensional model for binocular combination of the two eyes' luminance profiles. For first-order stimuli, the model assumes that one eye's luminance profile first goes through a luminance compressor, receives gain-control and gain-enhancement from the other eye, and then linearly combines the other eye's output profile. For second-order stimuli, rectification is added in the signal path of the model before the binocular combination site. Both the total contrast and luminance energies, weighted sums over both the space and spatial-frequency domains, were used in the interocular gain-control, while only the total contrast energy was used in the interocular gain-enhancement...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
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