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An exploratory study of temporal integration in the peripheral retina of myopes
Author(s): Antonio F. Macedo; Tito J. Encarnação; Daniel Vilarinho; António M. G. Baptista
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Paper Abstract

The visual system takes time to respond to visual stimuli, neurons need to accumulate information over a time span in order to fire. Visual information perceived by the peripheral retina might be impaired by imperfect peripheral optics leading to myopia development. This study explored the effect of eccentricity, moderate myopia and peripheral refraction in temporal visual integration. Myopes and emmetropes showed similar performance at detecting briefly flashed stimuli in different retinal locations. Our results show evidence that moderate myopes have normal visual integration when refractive errors are corrected with contact lens; however, the tendency to increased temporal integration thresholds observed in myopes deserves further investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10453, Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 104532G (22 August 2017);
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Antonio F. Macedo, Linnaeus Univ. (Sweden)
Univ. of Minho (Portugal)
Tito J. Encarnação, Ctr. de Diagnóstico da Visão (Portugal)
Daniel Vilarinho, Univ. of Minho (Portugal)
António M. G. Baptista, Univ. of Minho (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10453:
Third International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. M. Martins Costa, Editor(s)

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