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Perceptual learning can improve vision and on field performance in baseball

Perceptual learning can improve vision and on field performance in baseball

With a little practice on a computer or iPad-25 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 2 months-our brains can learn to see better, according to a study of University of California, Riverside baseball players reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 17. [More]
Human visual system can retain plasticity even after extended blindness

Human visual system can retain plasticity even after extended blindness

Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. [More]
Neuroscientist receives $1.7M NIH grant to continue groundbreaking visual perception research

Neuroscientist receives $1.7M NIH grant to continue groundbreaking visual perception research

​A University of California, Riverside neuroscientist has been awarded a five-year, $1.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to continue groundbreaking research that may lead to new therapies for individuals with amblyopia (lazy eye), dry macular degeneration and cataracts. [More]
Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to screen children for vision problems

Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to screen children for vision problems

Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. [More]

Iscreen Vision raises $4.0 million in series B funding round

iScreen Vision, Inc. (www.iscreenvision.com), a leading provider of pediatric vision screening equipment and services, today announced it raised $4.0 million in a Series B funding round led by MB Venture Partners. [More]
Short-term hearing loss during childhood may lead to persistent hearing deficits

Short-term hearing loss during childhood may lead to persistent hearing deficits

Short-term hearing loss during childhood may lead to persistent hearing deficits, long after basic auditory sensitivity has returned to normal. The processing of sound in the brain is shaped by early experience. [More]
Increasing eye patching is effective at treating persistent amblyopia in children

Increasing eye patching is effective at treating persistent amblyopia in children

The standard treatment for amblyopia, a condition of poor vision in an otherwise healthy eye, is patching: covering a child's better-seeing eye with a patch for two hours a day to improve vision in the weaker eye. [More]
Neurobiologists reveal new approach to correcting visual disorders in children

Neurobiologists reveal new approach to correcting visual disorders in children

By discovering the role of key neurons that mediate an important part of vision development, UC Irvine and UCLA neurobiologists have revealed a new approach to correcting visual disorders in children who suffer from early cataracts or amblyopia, also known as lazy eye. [More]
Study reveals elegant circuit in visual system helps dictate how eyes connect to brain

Study reveals elegant circuit in visual system helps dictate how eyes connect to brain

A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has implications for treating amblyopia, a vision disorder that occurs when the brain ignores one eye in favor of the other. [More]
Researchers find a crucial on-off switch in visual development

Researchers find a crucial on-off switch in visual development

A discovery by a University of Maryland-led research team offers hope for treating "lazy eye" and other serious visual problems that are usually permanent unless they are corrected in early childhood. [More]

Perceptual learning may hold promise for improving visual functions in people with central vision loss

Perceptual learning techniques may provide a useful new approach to rehabilitation in patients with central vision loss-taking advantage of visual plasticity that persists even in old age, according to a special article in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]

Neuroscientist receives Karl Spencer Lashley Award from APS for pioneering work on neuroscience of vision

The American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded New York University neuroscientist J. Anthony Movshon its 2013 Karl Spencer Lashley Award in recognition of his "pioneering work on the neuroscience of vision." [More]

Researchers find innovative approach to treat lazy eye disorder

A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye". [More]
Amblyopia screening guidelines updated

Amblyopia screening guidelines updated

The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional body for pediatric eye care, has issued revised guidelines for preschool vision screening based on new evidence. [More]
AAPOS committee revises guidelines for automated preschool vision screening

AAPOS committee revises guidelines for automated preschool vision screening

The Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional organization for pediatric eye care, has revised its guidelines for automated preschool vision screening based on new evidence. The new guidelines are published in the February issue of the Journal of AAPOS. [More]
Research report on global ophthalmic instrumentation industry

Research report on global ophthalmic instrumentation industry

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ophthalmic Instrumentation Industry [More]
Automated eye tests best for toddlers

Automated eye tests best for toddlers

Children under the age of 4 years benefit from instrument-based vision screening rather than visual acuity tests since the former is quick, requires minimal cooperation of the child, and is not dependent on their behavioral responses, says a policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. [More]
Abnormal visual processing and circuitry in the brain impacts fixational saccades

Abnormal visual processing and circuitry in the brain impacts fixational saccades

Little is known about oculomotor function in amblyopia, or "lazy eye," despite the special role of eye movements in vision. A group of scientists has discovered that abnormal visual processing and circuitry in the brain have an impact on fixational saccades (FSs), involuntary eye movements that occur during fixation and are important for the maintenance of vision. [More]

Useful vision maintained long term after lens-sparing vitrectomy for ROP

Infants treated with lens-sparing vitrectomy for retinopathy of prematurity maintain a level of visual acuity necessary for useful vision into their eighth year of life, study results show. [More]

Overcorrection is a risk in pediatric exotropia surgery

One-third of pediatric patients treated surgically for intermittent exotropia have excellent post-treatment alignment, and two-thirds have satisfactory control of the condition after the procedure, show UK study results. [More]