Computer based rehabilitation for patients with central vision loss

Gopinath Madheswaran, Venkatasubbu Ramesh, Shailaja Bhat, K. Ganapathi Nayak, P. C. Siddalingaswamy, Asjad Nabeel

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2069-2072
Number of pages4
Volume2017-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063673
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-11-2017
Event2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017 - Manipal, Mangalore, India
Duration: 13-09-201716-09-2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017
CountryIndia
CityManipal, Mangalore
Period13-09-1716-09-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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    Madheswaran, G., Ramesh, V., Bhat, S., Ganapathi Nayak, K., Siddalingaswamy, P. C., & Nabeel, A. (2017). Computer based rehabilitation for patients with central vision loss. In 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017 (Vol. 2017-January, pp. 2069-2072). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICACCI.2017.8126150