Envision: seeing beyond – A magazine for eyecare professionals

Discoveries in Vision Science

It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the research in vision science! To help readers stay abreast, this feature will shed light on some truly fascinating recent discoveries. These include the fact that exposure to bacteria contribute to vision loss in glaucoma patients; how the brain’s attention network is key to partially reversing blindness; the fact that one session with a virtual reality headset, which enhances visual perception, can return dementia patients to a communicative state; and a new wireless device that helps people who have lost their sight detect motion and distinguish light and dark.