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Our mission is to create a unique environment for research on human vision  to increase the understanding of normal vision in support of vision disorders, clinical research to develop new diagnostic procedures and treatments for visual and other sensory disorders, and engineering research to produce better techniques for aid and rehabilitation of the blind and partially sighted.

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Dr. Shrikant Bharadwaj of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Shrikant Bharadwaj of the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Temporal instabilities in the human eye's auto-focus mechanism: characteristics, source and impact on vision

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Our eyes are never at rest. Between the microsaccadic eye movements and microfluctuations of the eye's autofocus mechanism (ocular accommodation), our visual system constantly encounters time-varying information even during a supposed "Steady state" fixation epoch. This talk will focus on the temporal instability of the eye's accommodation, as observed under physiological conditions and in a…

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Steve Heinen

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Arvind Chandna

Arvind Chandna

Senior Scientist (Clinical)
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Santani Teng

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Preeti Verghese

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Natela Shanidze