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Widesight - a project aimed at improving peripheral vision

Gustafsson, Jörgen LU (2000) The Fourth European Conference on Low Vision (Eurosight 2000) In Developments in Low Vision: Abstracts of the Fourth European Conference on Low Vision
Abstract
Our group of researchers from a variety of backgrounds has been investigating the possibility of improving vision for patients with central scotoma. So far, these patients have only been offered enlarging devices and training. We hope that new knowledge about the peripheral vision optics of the eye will result in improvements in image quality and that this can be helpful for people with low vision caused by central scotomas.



We have used raytracing in eye models and by means of optimization we have obtained optical corrections at oblique angles. We will now proceed with individual laboratory measurements, which we believe will increase the understanding of individual variations and provide more information about which... (More)
Our group of researchers from a variety of backgrounds has been investigating the possibility of improving vision for patients with central scotoma. So far, these patients have only been offered enlarging devices and training. We hope that new knowledge about the peripheral vision optics of the eye will result in improvements in image quality and that this can be helpful for people with low vision caused by central scotomas.



We have used raytracing in eye models and by means of optimization we have obtained optical corrections at oblique angles. We will now proceed with individual laboratory measurements, which we believe will increase the understanding of individual variations and provide more information about which eye aberrations can be corrected and how. Subsequently, we will test whether vision can be improved or not.



By collaborating with, research laboratories, optics manufacturers and people with impaired vision and by using our clinical and physical-optical experience we expect to develop the area further. (Less)
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Developments in Low Vision: Abstracts of the Fourth European Conference on Low Vision
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The Fourth European Conference on Low Vision (Eurosight 2000)
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  abstract     = {Our group of researchers from a variety of backgrounds has been investigating the possibility of improving vision for patients with central scotoma. So far, these patients have only been offered enlarging devices and training. We hope that new knowledge about the peripheral vision optics of the eye will result in improvements in image quality and that this can be helpful for people with low vision caused by central scotomas.<br/><br>
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We have used raytracing in eye models and by means of optimization we have obtained optical corrections at oblique angles. We will now proceed with individual laboratory measurements, which we believe will increase the understanding of individual variations and provide more information about which eye aberrations can be corrected and how. Subsequently, we will test whether vision can be improved or not.<br/><br>
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By collaborating with, research laboratories, optics manufacturers and people with impaired vision and by using our clinical and physical-optical experience we expect to develop the area further.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Jörgen},
  booktitle    = {Developments in Low Vision: Abstracts of the Fourth European Conference on Low Vision},
  isbn         = {ISBN 90-76898-01-4},
  keyword      = {Synskador och blindhet,Optik och seende},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Widesight - a project aimed at improving peripheral vision},
  year         = {2000},
}