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Clinical Technology Development

Clinical Technology Development
  • Design and construction of instruments for automated refraction of the eye (measurement for glasses), resulting in the 1981 introduction of the American Optical SR-IV Programmed Subjective Refractor. This instrument allows an office assistant to obtain accurate measurements on the majority of patients. Research continues on further automation of such instruments.
  • Development of the Potential Acuity Meter, a device to measure the potential visual acuity of cataractous eyes, thus helping to predict whether surgery will be of benefit, particularly when other disease is present as well. Other methods of measuring potential visual acuity are currently under development.
  • Development of optical systems for remote examination of strabismic patients and measurement of visual function in infants. Large concave mirrors image the patient into a remote location where various tests can be performed, avoiding distracting apparatus before the patient's eyes. Tests are presented remotely on video displays under computer control.
  • Investigation of the mechanism of accommodation in primate eyes, with the goal of possibly linking prolonged accommodation to the progression of myopia. Injection of a gas bubble into the vitreous cavity allows indirect measures of changes in the vitreous fluid pressure during accommodation.
  • Development of devices for the remote sensing of eye fixation, eventually to be incorporated into eye trackers. Such devices will aid ophthalmic diagnostic testing and as a wider application, they will allow remote visual control of external devices.
  • Investigation of the origins and etiology of strabismus ("crossed eyes") and amblyopia ("lazy eye") in infants and young children. These dysfunctions afflict 4-5% of children. Focus is on earlier detection and treatment than now feasible, which is required to improve binocular visual function prognosis for these developmentally-related disorders. Computer and image processor-based infant vision testing is used, pertinent to the mass screening setting that will be needed to improve detection rates in this age group.
  • Development of new treatment to improve binocular prognosis in amblyopia.
  • Development of computer-based devices to aid visual function in patients with severe vision loss due to retinal disease. Many elderly patients with retinal disease suffer such loss and existing low vision aid devices have serious limitations for them.

Sanford Greenberg Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gehlbach Project Selected by Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Project Partnership- 06/23/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Speaks at Senate Briefing on Special Diabetes Program- 06/09/16

Dr. Neil Bressler Discusses Blue Light Effects on the Eyes in the Washington Post- 06/02/16

Dr. Arevalo Honored by National Institute of Ophthalmology in Peru- 5/31/16

Dr. Jennifer Thorne Appointed President-elect of American Uveitis Society- 5/17/16

Dr. Ingrid Zimmer-Galler Elected to the ATA College of Fellows- 5/13/16

Dr. Arevalo Launches New Book at ARVO 2016- 5/09/16

Dr. Elia J. Duh is elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation- 4/28/16

Dr. Maria Valeria Canto Soler Wins BrightFocus Award for Macular Degeneration Research- 4/27/16

Three Wilmer Faculty Voted Most Influential in Field of Ophthalmology- 4/22/2016

Dr. Pradeep Ramulu Wins Pisart Award for Significant Achievement in Vision Science Research- 4/21/16

Dr. Eghrari Receives Alcon Early Career Research Award- 4/13/16

Dr. Quigley Honored by American Glaucoma Society- 4/11/16

Dr. Ian Pitha Awarded Grants for Glaucoma Research- 4/11/16