Thursday, May 14, 2015

OPTOMETRY COLLEGE PAINTING GIVES A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

OPTOMETRY COLLEGE PAINTING GIVES A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE



....The Illinois College of Optometry unveiled a painting Wednesday morning that tricks the eyes and gives a new perspective.

The wall art, called "Our favorite space," is a 3-dimensional "reverspective" created by Sepideh Omidghaemi, an optometry student, and her twin Saeideh Omidghaemi, a Los Angeles-based artist.

"It is a painting in perspective but the perspective fools you," said Sepideh, who will graduate from the college this week. "So it tricks the mind. You think what you're seeing but it isn't exactly what you're seeing."....

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Reverspective Art and Optometry

My student's art!! 

Sepideh Omidghaemi and fellow student Chido Munjangaja and Sepideh's twin sister...an artists as well....saeideh Omidghaemi


 Watch the picture carefully, as WGN’s camera shoots down the canvas. The seemingly flat surface appears to shift and sway, accentuating the picture’s depth, tricking the mind with an optical illusion.
Step in a little closer. That view is actually made possible with three pyramids, wedges of varying size sticking out a foot from the canvas.
It is called “reverspective.”



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Quality of life in adults with strabismus.

Quality of life in adults with strabismus.


"....Strabismus impacts quality of life through both functional and psychosocial factors. Physicians treating strabismic patients should recognize these quality-of-life issues and address them accordingly....."

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Near heterophoria in early childhood.

Near heterophoria in early childhood.


"....Despite developmental maturation of interpupillary distance, refractive error, and AC/A, in a typical sample of young children the predominant dissociated position is one of exophoria....."

Monday, May 11, 2015

Increased onset of vergence adaptation reduces excessive accommodation during the orthoptic treatment of convergence insufficiency.

Increased onset of vergence adaptation reduces excessive accommodation during the orthoptic treatment of convergence insufficiency.


"....This research tested the hypothesis that the successful treatment of convergence insufficiency (CI) with vision-training (VT) procedures, leads to an increased capacity of vergence adaptation (VAdapt) allowing a more rapid downward adjustment of the convergence accommodation cross-link. ..... CI clinical findings reached normal levels between 4 and 7weeks of training but symptoms, VAdapt, and CA output remained significantly different from the controls until 12-14weeks. ....."

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Levodopa for Residual Amblyopia in Older Children

Levodopa for Residual Amblyopia in Older Children


Dr. Kathy Freeman notes:



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Contributions of Visuo-oculomotor Abilities to Interceptive Skills in Sports.

Contributions of Visuo-oculomotor Abilities to Interceptive Skills in Sports.


Athletes in interceptive sports are superior to nonathletes in their visuomotor skills. They also have broader access to various visual and complex visuo-oculomotor abilities than nonathletes. This likely allows athletes to more effectively coordinate visual and oculomotor abilities under demanding conditions when some visual cues are degraded. The present findings are consistent with a pyramid of sports vision and suggest a top-down process for athlete screening and training.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

MMR vaccine and autism: study finds 'no harmful association'

"Lower vaccination levels threaten public health by reducing both individual and herd immunity and have been associated with several recent outbreaks of measles," note the authors, "with most cases occurring among unvaccinated individuals."

No harmful link between MMR vaccine and ASD, regardless of risk status

Sunday, May 3, 2015

New insight into how brain makes memories

New insight into how brain makes memories

"Alterations in dendritic spines are associated with many neurological and developmental disorders, such as autism,Alzheimer's disease and Down Syndrome," said Webb. "However, the formation and maintenance of spines is a very complex process that we are just beginning to understand."

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Visual motion processing and visual sensorimotor control in autism.

Visual motion processing and visual sensorimotor control in autism.


Impairments in visual motion perception and use of visual motion information to guide behavior have been reported in autism, but the brain alterations underlying these abnormalities are not well characterized. .... These results suggest that both local intrinsic abnormalities in V5 and more widely distributed network level abnormalities are associated with visual motion processing in autism