Lazy eye is a common developmental condition in young children that can lead to amblyopia and other forms of low vision. This project looks at the eye movements in these patients to determine predictors of surgical outcomes, with the goal of improving early intervention and treatment.
Aim 3 of Reaching with Central Field Loss
Individuals with central vision loss (commonly due to age-related macular degeneration), must use viewing strategies using peripheral vision. Patients often adopt a preferred retinal locus (PRL) for visually guided behavior. While the are clinical measures for estimating the PRL, little is known about use in the real world. Our research seeks to characterize this natural behavior and inform visual rehabilation techniques.
Crowding increases with eccentricity, and is most readily observed in the periphery. During natural, active vision however, central vision plays an important role. Measures of critical distance to estimate crowding are difficult in central vision, as these distances are small. Any overlap of...