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Vision Rehabilitation Research

Visual impairment is seldom life threatening, nevertheless, it is among the most disabling of medical conditions, especially in older adults.

In 1999, the Institute of Ophthalmology inaugurated a new division devoted to the study of visual impairment (low vision), its impact, and its rehabilitation. The division's activities are distributed among three interwoven laboratories.

  • The Low Vision Psychophysics Laboratory concentrates on the study of everyday task performance by people with vision impairment.
  • The Vision Impairment Population Laboratory is devoted to the study of the impact of vision impairment in the population.
  • The Clinical Low Vision Research Laboratory is dedicated to evaluating and advancing state of the art low vision care.

Methodology

The lab uses clinical psychophysical tests, performance-based measures, and questionnaires to measure visual function in people with low vision

Scientific Cooperations

  • Cooperation 1
    Professor Sheila West, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
  • Cooperation 2
    Professor Tony Morland, York University
  • Cooperation 3
    Professor Robin Ali, UCL
  • Cooperation 4
    Professor Suzanne Trautzettel-Klosinski, University of Tuebingen
  • Cooperation 5
    Dr. Patrick Dagenaar, Imperial College London

Group Leader

Gary S. Rubin
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Contact

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

11-43 Bath Street
EC1V 9EL
London
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 207 608 6989
Fax: +44 207 608 6983

Email:
g.rubin[at]ucl.ac.uk

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1
    Clinical trial to test the effectiveness of eccentric viewing training
  • Project 2
    Control of fixation instability in peripheral vision
  • Project 3
    Visual Disability in Diabetic Eye Disease and its Rehabilitation
  • Project 4
    Dark adapted measures of visual function using microperimetry
  • Project 5
    Cortical reorganisation in AMD

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