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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729073/reeducation-of-vergence-dynamics-improves-postural-control
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Aurélien Morize, Zoï Kapoula
INTRODUCTION: The purpose was to investigate the effect of vergence reeducation on postural control, in subjects with isolated vergence disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the dynamics of vergence in 19 subjects (20-44 years old) using video-oculography (Eye See Cam). On the basis of orthoptic and symptomatology assessments, ten of the subjects were diagnosed for vergence disorders then vergence eye movements were reeducated with the REMOBI method (US8851669, 5 weekly sessions lasting for 35minutes)...
July 17, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713304/eye-behavior-associated-with-internally-versus-externally-directed-cognition
#2
Mathias Benedek, Robert Stoiser, Sonja Walcher, Christof Körner
What do our eyes do when we are focused on internal representations such as during imagination or planning? Evidence from mind wandering research suggests that spontaneous shifts from externally directed cognition (EDC) to internally directed cognition (IDC) involves oculomotor changes indicative of visual disengagement. In the present study, we investigated potential differences in eye behavior between goal-directed forms of IDC and EDC. To this end, we manipulated the focus of attention (internal versus external) in two demanding cognitive tasks (anagram and sentence generation)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712567/perceived-object-trajectory-is-influenced-by-others-tracking-movements
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Colin J Palmer, Colin W G Clifford
In social interactions, it is highly salient to us where other people are looking. The ability to recover this information is critical to typical social development, helping us to coordinate our attention and behavior with others and understand their intentions and mental states [1-3]. The depth and direction in which another individual is fixating are specified jointly by their head position, eye deviation, and binocular vergence [4, 5]. It is hereto unknown, however, whether this dynamic visual information about others' focus of attention affects how we ourselves see the world...
July 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695758/differential-vergence-movements-in-reading-chinese-and-english-greater-fixation-initial-binocular-disparity-is-advantageous-in-reading-the-denser-orthography
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Yi-Ting Hsiao, Richard Shillcock, Mateo Obregón, Hamutal Kreiner, Matthew A J Roberts, Scott McDonald
We explore two aspects of exovergence: we test whether smaller binocular fixation disparities accompany the shorter saccades and longer fixations observed in reading Chinese; we test whether potentially advantageous psychophysical effects of exovergence (cf. Arnold & Schindel, 2010; Kersten & Murray, 2010) transfer to text reading. We report differential exovergence in reading Chinese and English: Chinese readers begin fixations with more binocular disparity, but end fixations with a disparity closely similar to that of the English readers...
July 11, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: QJEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689088/looking-for-ideas-eye-behavior-during-goal-directed-internally-focused-cognition
#5
Sonja Walcher, Christof Körner, Mathias Benedek
Humans have a highly developed visual system, yet we spend a high proportion of our time awake ignoring the visual world and attending to our own thoughts. The present study examined eye movement characteristics of goal-directed internally focused cognition. Deliberate internally focused cognition was induced by an idea generation task. A letter-by-letter reading task served as external task. Idea generation (vs. reading) was associated with more and longer blinks and fewer microsaccades indicating an attenuation of visual input...
July 6, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681436/human-eyes-do-not-need-monochromatic-aberrations-for-dynamic-accommodation
#6
Paula Bernal-Molina, Iván Marín-Franch, Antonio J Del Águila-Carrasco, Jose J Esteve-Taboada, Norberto López-Gil, Philip B Kruger, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: To determine if human accommodation uses the eye's own monochromatic aberrations to track dynamic accommodative stimuli. METHODS: Wavefront aberrations were measured while subjects monocularly viewed a monochromatic Maltese cross moving sinusoidally around 2D of accommodative demand with 1D amplitude at 0.2 Hz. The amplitude and phase (delay) of the accommodation response were compared to the actual vergence of the stimulus to obtain gain and temporal phase, calculated from wavefront aberrations recorded over time during experimental trials...
July 5, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652693/trifocal-intraocular-lenses-a-comparison-of-the-visual-performance-and-quality-of-vision-provided-by-two-different-lens-designs
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Kjell G Gundersen, Rick Potvin
PURPOSE: To compare two different diffractive trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) designs, evaluating longer-term refractive outcomes, visual acuity (VA) at various distances, low contrast VA and quality of vision. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with binocularly implanted trifocal IOLs of two different designs (FineVision [FV] and Panoptix [PX]) were evaluated 6 months to 2 years after surgery. Best distance-corrected and uncorrected VA were tested at distance (4 m), intermediate (80 and 60 cm) and near (40 cm)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611463/dressmakers-show-enhanced-stereoscopic-vision
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Adrien Chopin, Dennis M Levi, Daphné Bavelier
The ability to estimate the distance of objects from one's self and from each other is fundamental to a variety of behaviours from grasping objects to navigating. The main cue to distance, stereopsis, relies on the slight offsets between the images derived from our left and right eyes, also termed disparities. Here we ask whether the precision of stereopsis varies with professional experience with precise manual tasks. We measured stereo-acuities of dressmakers and non-dressmakers for both absolute and relative disparities...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606456/extended-depth-of-focus-contact-lenses-vs-two-commercial-multifocals-part-1-optical-performance-evaluation-via-computed-through-focus-retinal-image-quality-metrics
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Ravi C Bakaraju, Klaus Ehrmann, Arthur Ho
PURPOSE: To compare the computed optical performance of prototype lenses designed using deliberate manipulation of higher-order spherical aberrations to extend depth-of-focus (EDOF) with two commercial multifocals. METHODS: Emmetropic, presbyopic, schematic eyes were coupled with prototype EDOF and commercial multifocal lenses (Acuvue Oasys for presbyopia, AOP, Johnson & Johnson & Air Optix Aqua multifocal, AOMF, Alcon). For each test configuration, the through-focus retinal image quality (TFRIQ) values were computed over 21 vergences, ranging from -0...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599912/efficacy-of-vision-therapy-in-children-with-learning-disability-and-associated-binocular-vision-anomalies
#10
Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, Prerana Shah, Krishna Kumar Ramani, Lalitha Ramanujan
PURPOSE: To report the frequency of binocular vision (BV) anomalies in children with specific learning disorders (SLD) and to assess the efficacy of vision therapy (VT) in children with a non-strabismic binocular vision anomaly (NSBVA). METHODS: The study was carried out at a centre for learning disability (LD). Comprehensive eye examination and binocular vision assessment was carried out for 94 children (mean (SD) age: 15 (2.2) years) diagnosed with specific learning disorder...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579056/-computerized-oculomotor-training-in-dyslexia-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial-in-pediatric-population
#11
H Peyre, C-L Gérard, I Dupong Vanderhorst, S Larger, C Lemoussu, J Vesta, E Bui Quoc, N Gouleme, R Delorme, M P Bucci
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have reported abnormal oculomotor capacities leading to reading/writing difficulties among dyslexic children. However, no randomized clinical trial has been conducted to determine whether oculomotor training improves reading/writing skills of these children. The present study aims to evaluate the efficacy of computer-based oculomotor training among dyslexic children. METHOD: Crossover randomized trial with enrollment from January 12, 2015 to July 24, 2015, and follow-up to February 4, 2016...
June 1, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566706/adaptation-to-progressive-additive-lenses-potential-factors-to-consider
#12
Tara L Alvarez, Eun H Kim, Bérangère Granger-Donetti
People develop presbyopia as part of the normal aging process. Most presbyopes adapt to progressive additive lens (PALs), while others do not. This investigation sought to determine whether the ability to modify disparity vergence or phoria was correlated to PALs adaptation. In experiment 1, a double-step paradigm quantified the ability to modify convergence responses in sixteen presbyopes. In experiment 2, thirty-one incipient presbyopes participated in a 5-minute sustained fixation task to evoke phoria adaptation where the magnitude and rate of phoria adaptation were measured...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540011/effectiveness-of-vision-therapy-in-school-children-with-symptomatic-convergence-insufficiency
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Jung Un Jang, Jung Yun Jang, Kim Tai-Hyung, Hwang Woon Moon
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of vision therapy among Korean elementary school children with convergence insufficiency. METHODS: A total of 235 elementary schoolchildren, 10.13 ± 2.45 years of age, were subjected to thorough eye examination including binocular vision testing. Of them, 32 individuals with symptomatic convergence insufficiency without strabismus, amblyopia, and ocular disease were chosen to receive vision therapy via brock string, barrel card, mirror stereoscope, prism goggles, and aperture rule for a duration of 8 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532935/toric-outcomes-computer-assisted-registration-versus-intraoperative-aberrometry
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Jonathan D Solomon, John Ladas
PURPOSE: To compare refractive outcomes of intraoperative computer-assisted registration and intraoperative aberrometry for the reduction of cylinder during toric intraocular lens (IOL) placement. SETTING: Bowie Vision Institute, Bowie, Maryland, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHOD: The patients were divided into 2 groups that had toric IOL implantation after phacoemulsification. The intraoperative computer-assisted registration group (Group 1) had preoperative toric calculations...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522252/optical-quality-of-rotationally-symmetrical-contact-lenses-derived-from-their-power-profiles
#15
Antonio J Del Águila-Carrasco, Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, Eleni Papadatou
PURPOSE: To present a methodology for evaluating the optical quality of rotationally symmetrical contact lenses (CLs) from a single power profile. METHODS: Simulated rotationally symmetrical power profiles corresponding to different CLs designs (monofocal, two-zone center-near bifocal, and four-zone center-distance bifocal) were used to calculate the wavefront error profile by means of numerical integration. Then, each lens wavefront error profile was spun around the center to obtain the lens wavefront error surface...
May 15, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514944/short-term-visual-outcomes-of-a-new-trifocal-intraocular-lens
#16
Jorge L García-Pérez, Juan Gros-Otero, Celia Sánchez-Ramos, Vanesa Blázquez, Inés Contreras
BACKGROUND: Today, patients often expect to achieve spectacle independance after cataract surgery. New trifocal intraocular lenses have been developed to try and fullfill this demand. The purpose of this study is to report the short-term visual outcomes of a new trifocal intraocular lens (AcrySof PanOptix™). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients undergoing cataract surgery with bilateral implantation of the study intraocular lens in a private practice clinic were considered for inclusion...
May 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505662/asymmetries-between-convergence-and-divergence-reveal-tonic-vergence-is-dependent-upon-phasic-vergence-function
#17
Ian M Erkelens, William R Bobier
Horizontal vergence eye movements are controlled by two processes, phasic and slow-tonic. Slow-tonic responses are hypothesized to be stimulated by the faster, pulse-step neural output of the phasic system. This suggests that the general behavior of each system should be similar; however, this relationship has yet to be investigated directly. We characterize the relationship between phasic and tonic vergence by quantifying directional asymmetries in the response properties of each mechanism to the same disparity amplitudes...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499997/enhancement-of-visual-comfort-and-sense-of-presence-on-stereoscopic-3d-images
#18
Heeseok Oh, Jongyoo Kim, Jinwoo Kim, Taewan Kim, Sanghoon Lee, Alan C Bovik
Conventional stereoscopic 3D (S3D) displays do not provide accommodation depth cues of the 3D image or video contents being viewed. The sense of content depths is thus limited to cues supplied by motion parallax (for 3D video), stereoscopic vergence cues created by presenting left and right views to the respective eyes, and other contextual and perspective depth cues. The absence of accommodation cues can induce two kinds of accommodation vergence mismatches (AVM) at the fixation and peripheral points, which can result in severe visual discomfort...
May 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491916/orthoptic-treatment-of-convergence-insufficiency-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-series
#19
Hélène Kergoat, Caroline Law, Estefania Chriqui, Marie-Jeanne Kergoat, Bernard-Simon Leclerc, Michel Panisset, Ronald Postuma, Elizabeth L Irving
Introduction: This study reports a case series of orthoptic treatment (OT) for convergence insufficiency (CI) in individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Method: We are reporting two cases of individuals with PD who completed OT for CI. Both had a confirmed diagnosis of CI, accompanied by CI-type symptomatology. They each underwent an OT program consisting of three office-based visits and 8 weeks of home-based exercises. Treatment outcome was based on the changes measured pre- versus post-OT on the near point of convergence, positive fusional vergences, and symptomatology score...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439978/simulation-of-commercial-vs-theoretically-optimised-contact-lenses-for-presbyopia
#20
Richard Legras, David Rio
PURPOSE: To compare theoretically optimised bifocal contact lens optical designs to commercially available optical designs for presbyopia. METHODS: Retinal images were simulated, using a numerical eye model, from -6 (i.e., near vision) to +2 D for each 0.25 D. Ten optical profiles were simulated. Four of them corresponded to commercial contact lenses (i.e., Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia®, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal®, Purevision Multifocal® and Distance Biofinity Multifocal®)...
May 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
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