Adaptive Visual Strategies for Individuals with Macular Degeneration

This project aims for a better understanding of the visual strategies people use to gather information in the world. We compare eye movements in healthy controls and in individuals with macular degeneration, which affects the central visual field. The eye movement strategies of healthy adults in an information gathering task serve as a reference point. We then investigate ways to improve eye movements of patients with macular degeneration at the same task, while taking their specific field deficit into account.


Journal Articles
Vullings, C., & Verghese, P.. (2021). Mapping the binocular scotoma in macular degeneration. Journal Of Vision, 21(3), 1-12.
  • Verghese Lab

    Verghese Lab

    Our laboratory studies the mechanisms of healthy vision and action, as well as the basis of attention and visual adaptation in clinical populations.

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  • Christian Janssen - Assistant Professor Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University
  • Terence Tyson - Interim Patient Recruitment & Community Outreach Liaison / Research Assistant

Project Members

Cecile Vullings Don Fletcher Margaret McGovern Natela Shanidze Saeideh Ghahghaei Suzanne McKee