A Novel Vision-Enhancing Technology for Low-Vision Impairments
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Ocular disorders such as vitreoretinal pathologies are widespread, especially in older adults. In particular, degenerative diseases of the retina such as macular senile degenerations are on the rise and affect millions of people with hundreds of thousands of new cases each year. These diseases can cause profoundly disabling visual impairments, in some cases severely compromising the central and/or the peripheral vision in one or both eyes. In this paper, we present a novel vision aids technology that allows for correcting or attenuating the perception of visual field defects due to ocular pathologies of diverse origins or traumas by using techniques of 3D visualisation, eye tracking, and image processing. The presented technology is mainly conceived for providing vision aids that can significantly improve the quality of life of people with this kind of visual disorders. As well, it could be employed for supporting the diagnosis of ocular dysfunctions and for monitoring the progression of diseases. The technology shown in this work is protected by an International Application in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
KeywordsVitreoretinal impairments Visual field defects Low-vision aids Binocular vision
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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.
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