Thursday, July 26, 2007

Advanced Human Eye Models

New progress in personalized computer eye models to simulate an individual's vision quality using optical and mechanical engineering software.

If you attend the AIC meetings, you are certainly aware that in the last decade or so there has been a lot of research in Europe and Korea, but especially in Japan, on the the visual effects of aging. For example, at the AIC Meeting in Granada, Dr. Tomoko Obama of Matsushita's Panasonic Design Company in Yokohama presented a revolutionary pair of goggles [pages 38-41] that allow researchers to personally experience age-related conditions of the visual system like cataracts.

Here in the U.S., the country of the young, of the celebrities, and of the sociopaths, where the Constitutional right to happiness translates to supermen living in reality distortion fields, we have not seen much research on the age related issues of vision. Therefore it is refreshing to read about Dr. William J. Donnelly's news article Software advances human eye modeling.

Dr. Donnelly's work at the Breault Research Organization involves combining biometry, gradient index crystalline lenses, spectacles, contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and intraocular scatter into monocular and binocular eye model systems, culminating in the Advanced Human Eye Models (AHEM) modeling capability.

Dr. Donnelly writes "Advanced Human Eye Models can provide simulations of eye systems including ophthalmic and external optics. They can also predict visual performance with retinal image analyses inclusive of the effects of aberrations, diffraction, and scatter."

Read the article at this link.