Monday, August 3, 2015
A New Means of Restoring Central Vision Loss?
"Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL). Now for the first time, a new method makes it possible to identify PRLs in both eyes simultaneously, reports a study in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer," reports Medical News Today. "The new eye-tracker technique may help in developing visual rehabilitation approaches to improve binocular vision for the many older adults with central vision loss affecting both eyes, according to the new research led by Esther G. González, PhD, of the Vision Science Research Program at Toronto Western Research Institute." Read more.