Computer Based Rehabilitation for Patients with Central Vision Loss

Madheswaran, Gopinath and Venkatasubbu, Ramesh and Bhat, Shailaja S and Nayak, Ganapathi K and Siddalingaswamy, PC and Nabeel, Asjad (2017) Computer Based Rehabilitation for Patients with Central Vision Loss. In: 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 13/09/2017, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

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Abstract

This study aimed to design and develop a cost effective, portable tool as a software application with target games to identify the preferred retinal locus (PRL) in patients with macular diseases and train them using the novel Eccentric Viewing Training Module (EVTM) to further improve their visual abilities such as recognizing faces,reading speed. We have designed a novel software for identifying and training PRL by projecting a set of targets such as Optotype “E” in different orientations and sizes, bisyllabic words like CAT, MAT in different sizes using a laptop. The pilot study conducted on four patients (eight eyes) showed an improvement in visual abilities which was clinically significant for such short period of training for a specific duration and repeated seventeen sittings

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macular diseases; Preferred retinal locus; Eccentric viewing training module
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Optometry
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Computer Science and Engineering
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ophthalmology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2018 11:26
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2018 11:26
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150476

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