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Poor sight causes people to overstep the mark
People with vision impairment are more cautious when stepping over obstacles when walking - but increase their risk of falls, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. (2019-12-17)

Expenditures for special equipment add to high personal cost for visually impaired persons
Researchers will present the results of their study concerning the personal costs of vision impairment in Australia during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2007 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The presentation will be made on Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. in Hall B/C of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. (2007-05-08)

Researchers link age, general health and antidepressant use with eye disorders
Abnormal binocular vision, which involves the way eyes work together as a team, increases dramatically as we age, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The study also found a correlation between this condition, general health and antidepressant use. (2014-05-01)

New name for ARVO Foundation
The ARVO Foundation, a supporting non-profit of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), announced today that it has changed its name to The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research. (2005-08-11)

Smartphones a big help to visually impaired
iPhones and other smartphones can be a huge help to the visually impaired, but few vision doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a study presented at the 2012 ARVO Annual Meeting. (2012-05-16)

ARVO annual meeting features over 6,000 presentations
More than 9,000 eye and vision researchers will gather to attend the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2005 Annual Meeting to be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 1-5, 2005. (2005-04-12)

Watson to receive ARVO special recognition award
Andrew B. Watson, PhD, has been selected to receive ARVO's Special Recognition Award, which is presented periodically to honor outstanding service to ARVO or the vision research community. Watson is being recognized for his foresight, energy and dedication in launching and editing ARVO's first electronic scientific journal, the Journal of Vision. (2007-08-23)

Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels
Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-02-15)

No such thing as a break in a curveball?
Simple animation developed by USC and American University suggests break in curveball is a visual illusion. (2009-10-27)

Can downloads predict impact for scientific articles?
While the number of times a scientific article is cited by other articles is currently the gold standard for ranking its impact, online publishing offers another measure: the number of unique downloads. A recent analysis in the online Journal of Vision finds that downloads are a good predictor of citations -- and they are available significantly faster. (2009-04-09)

Stickleback fish adapt their vision in the blink of an eye
Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new research by University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. The researchers compared ocean-going sticklebacks' sensitivity to different wavelengths of light to the vision of stickleback populations that moved to freshwater lakes at the end of the last ice age, 12,000 years ago. (2016-05-04)

Vision loss influences perception of sound
People with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting them more at risk of injury. (2020-06-03)

VCU Medical Center first in Virginia to implant telescope for macular degeneration
Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a telescope in a patient's eye to treat macular degeneration. (2013-04-15)

Scientists at UCSB discover 600-million-year-old origins of vision
By studying the hydra, a member of an ancient group of sea creatures that is still flourishing, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a discovery in understanding the origins of human vision. The finding is published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a British journal of biology. (2010-03-11)

First reversible glue bandage could save injured soldiers' vision
Scientists have developed the first reversible glue that could be used on the battlefield to treat eye injuries, potentially saving soldiers' vision. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology this week in Orlando, Fla. (2014-05-05)

Machine vision - anticipating our every move
The British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) is hosted by the University's Department of Computer Science. Organised by the British Machine Vision Organisation, topics at the Cardiff University conference include: image features and coding; multi-view and stereo vision; grouping and segmentation; texture, shading and colour; object recognition; real-time and active vision; shape and surface geometry; and medical and industrial applications. (2002-08-09)

Racial/ethnic disparities in use of low-vision devices among Medicare recipients
Devices to assist individuals with low vision (uncorrectable vision impairment) are not covered by Medicare and many private insurers, although there is evidence that these devices, such as telescopic lenses, magnifiers, large print or talking materials, can improve functioning and quality of life. Little is known about whether sociodemographic disparities exist in the use of low-vision services by Medicare beneficiaries. (2018-09-06)

School-based vision screening programs found 1 in 10 kids had vision problems
A school-based vision screening program in kindergarten, shown to be effective at identifying untreated vision problems in 1 in 10 students, could be useful to implement widely in diverse communities, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (2020-07-20)

New cue used to perceive motion in depth
A third 3D motion cue, dynamic half-occlusion, has been identified by researchers as a means by which the percept of motion in depth is achieved, according to a new study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (2006-06-19)

Human vision inadequate for research on bird vision
The most attractive male birds attract more females and as a result are most successful in terms of reproduction. This is the starting point of many studies looking for factors that influence sexual selection in birds. However, is it reasonable to assume that birds see what we see? In a study published in the latest issue of American Naturalist, Uppsala researchers show that our human vision is not an adequate instrument. (2008-05-12)

Can we 'learn to see?': Study shows perception of invisible stimuli improves with training
Although we assume we can see everything in our field of vision, the brain actually picks and chooses the stimuli that come into our consciousness. A new study in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's Journal of Vision reveals that our brains can be trained to consciously see stimuli that would normally be invisible. (2009-10-21)

Perceived facial similarity in children is an estimate of kin recognition
Perceived facial similarity of children is effectively an estimate of the probability that two children are close genetic relatives according to a new study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. (2006-09-19)

Bionic Vision Australia puts bionic eye in sight
Bionic Vision Australia today unveils their wide-view neurostimulator concept -- a bionic eye that will be implanted into Australia's first recipient of the technology. (2010-03-30)

New gel-based eye fluid aids post-operative healing
In an effort to avoid serious side effects suffered after surgery to repair retinal detachment, vision scientists have developed a new product to help stabilize the eye while it heals. The research is being presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology this week in Orlando, Fla. (2014-05-05)

From four-eyes to super-eyes
Improved techniques for corrective laser eye surgery could give people much better eyesight than those with so-called normal vision. An American team is developing a computer model that will give a highly accurate picture of the eye - to ensure everyone who has surgery gets 20/20 vision at the very least. (2001-06-19)

Residual activity 'hot spots' in the brain key for vision recovery in stroke patients
Scientists know that vision restoration training can help patients who have lost part of their vision due to glaucoma, optic nerve damage, or stroke regain some of their lost visual functions, but they do not understand what factors determine how much visual recovery is achieved. (2014-01-02)

Use of patient-reported outcomes in medical product development
The National Eye Institute and the Food and Drug Administration are sponsoring an Oct. 13 conference to determine how vision-related patient-reported outcomes might be used to improve medical product labeling in ophthalmology. (2009-08-25)

'Spectacular' finding: New 3-D vision discovered in praying mantis
Miniature glasses have revealed a new form of 3-D vision in praying mantises that could lead to simpler visual processing for robots. (2018-02-08)

Study suggests vision insurance associated with eye-care visits, better reported vision
Vision insurance for working-age adults appears to be associated with having eye care visits and reporting better vision, compared with individuals without insurance. (2012-12-10)

Research uncovers a potential link between Parkinson's and visual problems
The most common genetic cause of Parkinson's is not only responsible for the condition's distinctive movement problems but may also affect vision, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. (2013-02-15)

New technique improves accuracy of computer vision technologies
Researchers have developed a new technique that improves the ability of computer vision technologies to better identify and separate objects in an image, a process called segmentation. (2016-06-20)

Falcons see prey at speed of Formula 1 car
Extremely acute vision and the ability to rapidly process different visual impressions -- these 2 factors are crucial when a peregrine falcon bears down on its prey at a speed that easily matches that of a Formula 1 racing car: Over 350 kilometers per hour. (2019-12-20)

Virtual 'forest' used to measure navigation skills
A new study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), shows that an individual's navigation skills can be measured by using an immersive virtual 'forest' in which peripheral visual field losses are simulated. (2006-04-26)

Bees see super color at super speed
Bees see the world almost five times faster than humans, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. (2010-03-17)

FSU researcher to lead US-Russia project on health, space travel
A Florida State University researcher will lead a joint US-Russia project that will examine the effect of space travel on astronauts' vision, an ongoing problem that NASA has been eager to solve. (2017-02-28)

ARVO Kupfer Award to Research to Prevent Blindness chairman
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology announced today that David F. Weeks has been selected to receive the 2007 Kupfer Award. The award, given for distinguished public service on behalf of eye and vision research, will be presented to Weeks during ARVO's Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at 5:15 p.m. May 6. (2007-05-03)

Researchers study potential cures for congenital blindness
University of Akron assistant chemistry professor Dr. Adam W. Smith and his team received a grant for research that could have promising results for curing congenital blindness. The lab has developed a way to directly measure protein interactions and organization in live cells with a laser-based microscope. 'The results of our work will generate new insights into the chemistry of vision and potential cures for congenital blindness,' says Smith. (2015-08-17)

Regenerative ocular biology the focus of ARVO Conference
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has extended the deadline for abstract submissions to June 24, 2005 for the Western Eye Research Conference (WERC) to be held September 25-28, 2005, in Laguna Beach, Calif. (2005-06-14)

Study compares eye care use among US, Canadian adults with vision problems
Americans with vision problems who have health insurance appear equally or more likely to access eye care services than Canadians with vision problems, whereas Americans without health insurance visit eye care professionals at lower rates, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-08-11)

'Building international collaborations' is theme of 2006 ARVO meeting
More than 9,500 eye and vision researchers will gather to attend the 2006 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting to be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 30-May 4, 2006. The predominant focus of this year's meeting is how scientists can join together with their peers in other countries to make strides in advancing vision research. (2006-04-05)

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