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2011-05-10 13:08:52

A study by scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute shows that a bioptic telescope on one lens of a pair of glasses used to magnify traffic signs and lights may not prevent the wider view of the road with the second eye. The study results, which will be published in the May 2011 Archives of Ophthalmology, are the first evidence that--under more realistic viewing conditions than in earlier studies--the second eye can detect objects in the area obscured by the magnification effect of the...

2011-05-09 15:00:00

BOSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute shows that a bioptic telescope on one lens of a pair of glasses used to magnify traffic signs and lights may not prevent the wider view of the road with the second eye. The study results, which will be published in the May 2011 Archives of Ophthalmology, are the first evidence that -- under more realistic viewing conditions than in earlier studies -- the second eye can detect objects in...

2010-08-18 11:05:00

BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Eli Peli, senior scientist and vision rehabilitation researcher at Schepens Eye Research Institute, has won the 2010 Edwin H. Land Medal. The prize is given each year in honor of Edwin H. Land, inventor, vision scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the Polaroid Corporation, headquartered in Massachusetts since 1937. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/NE51874 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100818/NE51874 ) The award,...

2010-05-03 14:52:00

Honored for innovations that improve vision for visually impaired BOSTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Eli Peli, a senior scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute, has been selected by the Society for Information Display for the Otto Schade Prize. Peli will receive the award at a special presentation at the Society's Awards Banquet on May 24, 2010 in Seattle. Peli was chosen "for his many outstanding contributions to vision science and its application to image quality...

2009-11-12 11:39:29

Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists have found that--when tested in a driving simulator--patients with hemianopia (blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes) have significantly more difficulty detecting pedestrians (on their blind side) than normally sighted people. These results, published in the November 2009 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, fly in the face of some recent on-road studies that have found most people with hemianopia safe to drive....

2009-08-31 11:02:00

BOSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A high-tech device that expands the visual field of patients with tunnel vision has passed a collision test in a walking simulator, according to scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute, in a study published in the September issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. The study found that patients wearing this innovative device, consisting of a tiny camera, pocket-sized computer and a transparent computer display on a pair of glasses, were...

2009-05-19 14:10:00

Suggests additional training to help brain adapt more fully and further enhance benefits BOSTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study of specially designed peripheral prism glasses for hemianopia patients (blinded in half the visual field in both eyes), scientists found that two-thirds of patients continued to wear the glasses at the end of the study period and beyond, indicating a high level of success. They also found that the brains of patients had not fully remapped to adjust...

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2008-07-25 13:30:00

Glasses embedded with a telescope promise to make it easier for people with impaired vision to drive and do other activities requiring sharper distance vision. Schepens Eye Research Institute scientists describe the advantages of these innovative glasses over earlier devices in an article published in the May/June issue of Journal of Biomedical Optics, mailed in print form to subscribers this month. "This new design has several advantages," says the inventor of the glasses, Dr. Eli Peli, who...

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2008-01-15 13:35:00

Boston, MA - Scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute have found that people with low vision can improve their ability to see and enjoy television with a new technique that allows them to enhance the contrast of images of people and objects of interest on their digital televisions. A study in the edition of the Journal of the Optical Society of America published online in November 2007 and issued in print in January 2008, demonstrates that patients with macular degeneration prefer...


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