Because these symptoms tend to improve overtime, it is thought that the brain adapts to those unwanted stimuli (neuroadaptation). In fact, our vision is determined by how the brain processes incoming retinal input, as vision involves “constructive” perception and not merely the analysis of an optically perfect image.
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to reorganize its connections in response to the changing patterns of inputs from the environment. We hypothesize that multifocal IOLs engaged different forms of plasticity. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has opened an unprecedented opportunity for studying brain activity.
This study aims, for the first time, to identify changes in neural activity patterns after multifocal IOL implantation overtime and their relation with objective and qualitative aspects of visual function. Such information will provide valuable knowledge on the identification of therapeutic targets and of intraocular lens characteristics that are more likely to trigger neuroadaptation circuits effectively and, hence, lead to practical clinical use.
Presenter: A. Rosa, Portugal | Session: Free Paper Session: Quality of Vision and Dry Eye
Presenter: M. Castelo-Branco, Portugal | Session: Clinical Research Symposium: Presbyopia: Screening, Simulators, Adaption (XXXIV Congress of the ESCRS, 2016)
|May 2020||The evolution of ophthalmic imaging|
Ophthalmologists currently have at their fingertips an impressive array of imaging tools for diagnosing disease, guiding interventions, and managing outcomes. These tools are a key part of everyday practice in anterior segment surgery, particularly cataract and refractive surgery, corneal transplantation, keratoconus, glaucoma and ocular surface disease.
|Project Leader||Project Amount||Title||Status|
|Dr. Jan Willem Beenakker The Netherlands||€650,195||Virtual Refractive Surgery for the Prevention Of Negative Dysphotopsia (“vRESPOND”)||COMPLETED||View study|
|Joaquim Carlos Neto Murta Portugal||€306,071||NECSUS-Neuroadaptation after Cataract and Refractive Surgery Study||COMPLETED||View study|
|Prof. Oliver Findl Austria||€549,643||Influence of posterior vitreous detachment on retinal detachment after lens surgery in myopic eyes (MYOPRED)||IN PROGRESS||View study|
|Nineke Visser The Netherlands||€749,707||The EPICAT study: Effectiveness of Periocular drug Injection in CATaract surgery||IN PROGRESS||View study|
|Mayank Nanavaty UK||€72,965.88||MERoV: the Monofocal Extended Range of Vision Study||IN PROGRESS||View study|
|Gary P. Misson UK||€29,780||Cataract, age related Macular degeneration and Polarization perception: the “CaMPoL Study”||IN PROGRESS||View study|
|Rudy Nuijts The Netherlands||—||PREvention of Macular EDema after cataract surgery (PREMED) Study Portal||COMPLETED||View study|
|Peter Barry Ireland||—||Endophthalmitis Study Portal||COMPLETED||View study|