Pick-and-choose solution for presbyopia
If you are older than 45 and reading this, you probably have presbyopia, Greek for "seeing like an old man". Many solutions to this condition exist, but doctors mostly work on a trial and error basis, and use their personal experience to determine what type of lenses fit the needs. Prof. Susana Marcos has received a Proof of Concept grant to develop a simulator allowing patients to try out treatments before they are carried out.
Often trying different contact lenses over and over again can prove frustrating and time-consuming. In addition, some therapies can involve intraocular implants or corneal surgeries. The simulator will allow patients to test different types of commercial lenses and to see the world as they would after an eye operation, thus allowing them to pick the most comfortable solution.
Researcher: Susana Marcos
Host Institution: Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
Project: Simultaneous Vision Simulator for optimizing selection of presbyopic corrections (SimVisSim) Initial grant: Bio-inspired optical corrections of presbyopia (PRESBYOPIA)
ERC funding: €150,000