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Optical Engineering

An Automated Miniaturized Haploscope for Testing Binocular Visual Function
Author(s): Thomas A. Decker; Robert E. Williams; Christian L. Kuether; Diane Wyman-Cornsweet
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Paper Abstract

A computer-controlled binocular vision testing device has been developed as one part of a system designed for NASA to test the vision of astronauts during spaceflight. The .device, called the Mark III Haploscope, utilizes semi-automated psychophysical test procedures to measure visual acuity, stereopsis, phorias, fixation disparity and accommodation/convergence relation-ships. All tests are self-administered, yield quantitative data and may be used repeatedly without subject memorization. Future applications of this programmable, compact device include its use as a clinical instrument to perform routine eye examina-tions or vision screening, and as a research tool to examine the effects of environment or work-cycle upon visual function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 15(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7971979
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 15, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas A. Decker, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Robert E. Williams, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Christian L. Kuether, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Diane Wyman-Cornsweet, Baylor College of Medicine (United States)


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