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Santiago Escandón-García, Filomena J Ribeiro, Colm McAlinden, António Queirós, José M González-Méijome
Purpose: To compare the through-focus visual performance in a clinical population of pseudophakic patients implanted with two new trifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) and one extended depth of focus IOL. Methods: Prospective, nonrandomized, examiner-masked case series. Twenty-three patients received the FineVision® and seven patients received the PanOptix™ trifocal IOLs. Fifteen patients received the Symfony extended depth of focus IOL. Mean age of patients was 63 ± 8 years...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, José J Esteve-Taboada, Robert Montés-Micó, Teresa Ferrer-Blasco
PURPOSE: To compare changes in the ciliary muscle area at different sectors between pre-presbyopic and presbyopic eyes during accommodation by means of an anterior segment optical coherence tomographer (OCT). METHODS: The anterior ciliary muscle area was measured in 20 healthy and phakic pre-presbyopic eyes, whose mean age was 23.3±4.4 years, and in 20 healthy and phakic presbyopic eyes, whose mean age was 46.5±5.2 years. The relative change in the cross-sectional area of the ciliary muscle was measured at the nasal, inferior, and temporal sectors between 0 and -3 D of vergence, in -1 D step...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Optometry
Paul J May, Susan Warren, Paul D R Gamlin, Isabelle Billig
Purpose: These experiments were designed to reveal the location of the premotor neurons that have previously been designated physiologically as the midbrain near response cells controlling vergence, lens accommodation, and pupillary constriction in response to target distance. Methods: To identify this population, the fixed N2c strain of rabies virus was injected into the ciliary body of seven Macaca fascicularis monkeys. The virus was trans-synaptically transported to the brain...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Barry Tannen, Kalynn Good, Kenneth J Ciuffreda, Kelsey J Moore
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of esophoria at near in concussed patients in a neuro-optometric private practice setting. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed involving a chart review in a neuro-optometric, private practice setting of consecutive patients with a medical diagnosis of concussion from January 1st 2016 to December 31st 2016. A total of 71 patients were included in the analysis. All received a comprehensive vision examination, with a near vision emphasis...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Optometry
Esteban Porcar, Juan Carlos Montalt, Álvaro M Pons, Enrique España-Gregori
AIM: To determine the presence of symptomatic accommodative and non-strabismic binocular dysfunctions (ANS BD) in a non-presbyopic population of video display unit (VDU) users with flat-panel displays. METHODS: One hundred and one VDU users, aged between 20 to 34y, initially participated in the study. This study excluded contact-lens wearers and subjects who had undergone refractive surgery or had any systemic or ocular disease. First, subjects were asked about the type and nature of eye symptoms they experienced during VDU use...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Masakazu Hirota, Takeshi Morimoto, Hiroyuki Kanda, Takao Endo, Tomomitsu Miyoshi, Suguru Miyagawa, Yoko Hirohara, Tatsuo Yamaguchi, Makoto Saika, Takashi Fujikado
Purpose: In this study, we investigated whether an individual's visual fatigue can be evaluated objectively and quantitatively from their ability to maintain binocular fusion. Methods: Binocular fusion maintenance (BFM) was measured using a custom-made binocular open-view Shack-Hartmann wavefront aberrometer equipped with liquid crystal shutters, wherein eye movements and wavefront aberrations were measured simultaneously. Transmittance in the liquid crystal shutter in front of the subject's nondominant eye was reduced linearly, and BFM was determined from the transmittance at the point when binocular fusion was broken and vergence eye movement was induced...
March 2018: Translational Vision Science & Technology
Mitchell Scheiman, Christopher Chase, Eric Borsting, Gladys Lynn Mitchell, Marjean T Kulp, Susan A Cotter
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the impact of treatment of symptomatic convergence insufficiency using office-based vergence/accommodative therapy on reading skills in children. METHODS: Children (n = 44) ages nine to 17 years with symptomatic convergence insufficiency were administered the following four reading tests: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test II; Test of Word Reading Efficiency; Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency; and the Gray Oral Reading Test, at baseline and eight weeks after completion of a 16-week program of office-based vergence/accommodative therapy...
March 25, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Juan F Zapata-Díaz, Hema Radhakrishnan, W Neil Charman, Norberto López-Gil
PURPOSE: To develop a flexible model of the average eye that incorporates changes with age and accommodation in all optical parameters, including entrance pupil diameter, under photopic, natural, environmental conditions. METHODS: We collated retrospective in vivo measurements of all optical parameters, including entrance pupil diameter. Ray-tracing was used to calculate the wavefront aberrations of the eye model as a function of age, stimulus vergence and pupil diameter...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Optometry
Alysha T T Nguyen, Colin J Palmer, Yumiko Otsuka, Colin W G Clifford
The focus of another person's gaze is an important cue in social interactions, helping us to understand others' intentions, predict their behavior, and allocate our own attention appropriately. The perception of gaze vergence provides information about the distance at which another person is fixating, but has yet to receive much empirical attention. Here, we report that observers display systematic biases when perceiving others' gaze vergence and depth of fixation. Specifically, they perceive others as having convergent gaze and fixating at closer distances, especially when gaze is directed downward or observed under conditions of sensory uncertainty...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. General
Tarek Nehad, Tamer Salem, Mohamed Nagy Elmohamady
Background: Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a common binocular vision disorder characterized by exophoria more at near than at far, a receded Near Point of Convergence (NPC), and decreased Positive Fusional Vergence (PFV) at near. This disorder is often associated with several symptoms that may disturb the person's quality of life. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment of CI is a vital issue. Objectives: To compare therapeutic yield of Office Based Vision Therapy (OBVT) and combined OBVT with Home Therapy System (HTS) in patients with CI...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Anne M Menjivar, Marjean T Kulp, G Lynn Mitchell, Andrew J Toole, Kathleen Reuter
BACKGROUND: Convergence insufficiency (CI) is a common binocular vision disorder which often causes symptoms when doing near work. However, the best screening test for CI is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of common tests of binocular and accommodative function to identify children with CI in a school screening setting. METHODS: Children aged nine to 14 were invited to participate. Positive fusional vergences, near point of convergence (NPC), accommodative amplitude, accommodative facility, Modified Thorington, and the Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey were evaluated...
March 13, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Carmen Canovas, Aixa Alarcon, Robert Rosén, Sanjeev Kasthurirangan, Joseph J K Ma, Douglas D Koch, Patricia Piers
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of toric intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations of a new algorithm that incorporates the effect of posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA). SETTING: Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., Groningen, the Netherlands. DESIGN: Retrospective case report. METHODS: In eyes implanted with toric IOLs, the exact vergence formula of the Tecnis toric calculator was used to predict refractive astigmatism from preoperative biometry, surgeon-estimated surgically induced astigmatism (SIA), and implanted IOL power, with and without including the new PCA algorithm...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Xin Shen, Bahram Javidi
We have developed a three-dimensional (3D) dynamic integral-imaging (InIm)-system-based optical see-through augmented reality display with enhanced depth range of a 3D augmented image. A focus-tunable lens is adopted in the 3D display unit to relay the elemental images with various positions to the micro lens array. Based on resolution priority integral imaging, multiple lenslet image planes are generated to enhance the depth range of the 3D image. The depth range is further increased by utilizing both the real and virtual 3D imaging fields...
March 1, 2018: Applied Optics
Richard A Armstrong
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its associated concussion are major causes of disability and death. All ages can be affected but children, young adults and the elderly are particularly susceptible. A decline in mortality has resulted in many more individuals living with a disability caused by TBI including those affecting vision. This review describes: (1) the major clinical and pathological features of TBI; (2) the visual signs and symptoms associated with the disorder; and (3) discusses the assessment of quality of life and visual rehabilitation of the patient...
February 28, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Tao Zhan, Yun-Han Lee, Shin-Tson Wu
Conventional head-mounted displays present different images to each eye, and thereby create three-dimensional (3D) sensation for viewers. This method can only control the stimulus to vergence but not accommodation, which is located at the apparent location of the physical displays. The disrupted coupling between vergence and accommodation could cause considerable visual discomfort. To address this problem, in this paper a novel multi-focal plane 3D display system is proposed. A stack of switchable liquid crystal Pancharatnam-Berry phase lenses is implemented to create real depths for each eye, which is able to provide approximate focus cue and relieve the discomfort from vergence-accommodation conflict...
February 19, 2018: Optics Express
Nathalie Goulème, Cynthia Lions, Christophe-Loïc Gérard, Hugo Peyre, Hung Thai-Van, Maria Pia Bucci
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to explore vertical binocular coordination in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children during saccades and post-saccadic fixation period while reading a text. METHODS: Binocular eye movements were recorded by an infrared system (Mobile T2® , SuriCog) in thirty-six dyslexic children from 7.3 to 13.6 years of age (mean age: 10.4 ± 0.3 years) who were asked to silently read a four-line text during binocular viewing. Data were compared to those of thirty-six age-matched non-dyslexic children...
April 3, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
Giedre Matuseviciene, Jan Johansson, Marika Möller, Alison K Godbolt, Tony Pansell, Catharina Nygren Deboussard
OBJECTIVES: To assess (1) whether visual disturbances can be demonstrated with objective measures more often in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) than in orthopaedic controls and non-injured controls, (2) whether such objectively demonstrated disturbances change over time and (3) whether self-reported visual symptoms after mTBI correlate with objectively measurable changes in visuomotor performance. DESIGN: A prospective, controlled, observational study, with assessments planned 7-10 and 75-100 days after injury...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
Olga I Rozanova, Andrey G Shchuko, Tatyana S Mischenko
Background: The accommodation has considerable interactions with the pupil response, vergence response and binocularity. The transformation of visual reception processing and the changes of the binocular cooperation during the presbyopia development are still poorly studied. So, the regularities of visual system violation in the presbyopia formation need to be characterized. This study aims to reveal the transformation of visual reception processing and to determine the role of disturbances in binocular interactions in presbyopia formation...
2018: Eye and Vision (London, England)
Shuxin Liu, Yan Li, Pengcheng Zhou, Quanming Chen, Yikai Su
In this paper we propose an optical see-through multi-plane display with reverse-mode polymer-stabilized liquid crystal (PSLC). Our design solves the problem of accommodation-vergence conflict with correct focus cues. In the reverse mode PSLC system, power consumption could be reduced to ~1/(N-1) of that in a normal mode system if N planes are displayed. The PSLC films fabricated in our experiment exhibit a low saturation voltage ~20 Vrms , a high transparent-state transmittance (92%), and a fast switching time within 2 ms and polarization insensitivity...
February 5, 2018: Optics Express
László T Tamás, Yunxia W Lundberg, Béla Büki
BACKGROUND: When viewing a far target, the gain of the horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) is around 1.0, but when viewing a near target there is an increased response. It has been shown that while this convergence-mediated modulation is unaffected by canal plugging and clinically practical transmastoid galvanic stimulation, it is eliminated by a partial peripheral gentamicin lesion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if convergence increases the gain during peripheral hyposensitivity elicited by cold thermal irrigation...
2018: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
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