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28.11.2018 – New publication from the Optoelectrophysiological Engineering group

This article shows a successful concept for simulating central scotoma, which is associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in healthy subjects by an induced dark spot at the retina using occlusive contact lenses. The new concept includes a control mechanism to adjust the scotoma size through controlling pupil size without medication. Therefore, a miniaturized full-field adaptation device was used.

Klee S, Link D, Sinzinger S and Haueisen J (2018) Scotoma Simulation in Healthy Subjects. Optom Vis Sci. 2018. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001310

https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001310

Contact: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sascha Klee

Figure 1: Single field analysis of the left eye with miniaturized full-field adaptation device
Figure 2: Optical eye model in Zemax and relative illumination at the retina