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    • The adaptive elements of disparity vergence: Dynamics and directional asymmetries. 

      Erkelens, Ian (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-24)
      Vergence eye movements alter the angle between the two visual axes, creating changes in binocular fixation distance. They are primarily stimulated by retinal image disparities, but can also be driven by inputs from ocular ...
    • Advancing Hyperacuity for Vision Screening 

      Mohammed, Abdul Rasheed (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-22)
      Introduction: The human visual system is extremely sensitive to certain spatial visual tasks. It can detect the subtle misalignment of closer objects to a degree of 2-5 arcseconds, which is smaller than the foveal cone ...
    • Antifungal ocular drug delivery via contact lenses using a novel in vitro eye model 

      Phan, Chau-Minh (University of Waterloo, 2016-04-21)
      Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the potential of contact lenses (CLs) as an antifungal drug delivery device, and to develop an in vitro eye model to test thereof. Methods: The first three chapters ...
    • The appearance of hyper-reflective superficial epithelial cells observed using in vivo confocal microscopy 

      Schneider, Simone (University of Waterloo, 2010-01-22)
      Purpose: Hyper-reflective superficial cells were an unexpected finding while examining the corneal epithelium using confocal microscopy (CM), during an MSc thesis conducted in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, Canada. ...
    • The Application of Digital Filters to Improve Visibility for People with Maculopathy 

      Mei, Ming (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-28)
      Purpose: Previous studies have shown that some digital filters can enhance picture-image visibility for people with visual impairment. The ultimate purposes of this study are to determine the improvement of picture-image ...
    • Assessment of Current and Next Generation of Colour Vision Tests for Occupational Use 

      Almustanyir, Ali (University of Waterloo, 2018-06-19)
      Introduction: Individuals with congenital colour vision deficiencies are at a greater risk of making an error in colour judgment. Computerized colour vision tests are now available to screen for colour vision defects and ...
    • Assessment of ocular aberrations at scaled pupil size and reduced Shack-Hartmann spot number 

      Ommani, Abbas (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-07)
      Wavefront aberrations describe the optical imperfections of the eye by measuring the complete refractive elements of the eye. However, the reliability of ocular aberration is uncertain under some challenges and issues. ...
    • The Association between Visual Attention and Body Movement-Controlled Video Games, Balance and Mobility 

      Alghamdi, Mansour (University of Waterloo, 2018-09-21)
      Purpose: Interactive video virtual-reality body movement games such as Xbox Kinect may have potential for training visual attention and physical fitness concurrently in older adults in order to reduce the risk of falls. ...
    • Attentional Factors Underlying Binocular Vision Loss in Amblyopia 

      Chow, Amy (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-13)
      Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of vision that results from abnormal visual experience during early development. In addition to significant vision loss in one eye, individuals with amblyopia experience binocular ...
    • Bifocals in children with Down syndrome (BiDS) 

      Nandakumar, Krithika (University of Waterloo, 2010-07-28)
      Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of mental challenge in individuals and is associated with many ocular disorders. One of these anomalies which is frequently present in this population is reduced accommodation ...
    • Binocular vision and fixational eye movements 

      Nallour Raveendran, Rajkumar (University of Waterloo, 2017-07-19)
      Introduction In observers with amblyopia, abnormal patterns of amblyopic eye (AME) fixational eye movements (FEM) have been associated with monocular (reduced amblyopic eye visual acuity) and binocular sensory deficits ...

      Lu, Fenghe (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      <strong>Purpose:</strong> Although orthokeratology (non-surgical corneal reshaping, Corneal Refractive Therapy, CRT®) has been used for almost a half century, contemporary CRT's outcomes and mechanisms still require ...
    • Cellular changes at the lid margin 

      Muntz, Alex (University of Waterloo, 2017-11-28)
      PURPOSE: The hypothesis underlying this thesis is that CL wear, lid wiper epitheliopathy (LWE), and symptoms of dryness and discomfort may be manifest as cellular changes of the lid marginal epithelium, as a result of ...

      Srinivasan, Sruthi (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-22)
      Introduction Menopause which is defined as a permanent physiological, or natural, cessation of menstrual cycle, plays an important role in the development of ocular surface dryness symptoms and there is an increased ...
    • Colour Vision Test for Railway Dispatchers 

      Ramaswamy, Shankaran (University of Waterloo, 2009-04-29)
      Introduction Colour codes are used extensively in railways to convey specific information governing movement of trains and equipment on the track. One such task is the railway traffic control display that uses colour coded ...
    • Contact lens fitting characteristics and comfort with silicone hydrogel lenses 

      Maram, Jyotsna (University of Waterloo, 2012-02-24)
      Purpose To examine soft contact lens fitting characteristics using anterior segment imaging techniques and comfort. The specific aims of each chapter are as follows: Chapter 2: To calibrate the new ZEISS VisanteTM ...
    • Contact Lenses and Tear Film Lipids. 

      Walther, Hendrik (University of Waterloo, 2017-12-20)
      Introduction Lipids are essential tear components that aid the stability of the tear film (TF) to protect it from excess evaporation. The composition, conformation, and function of TF lipids are jeopardized by external ...
    • Contact Lenses for Ciprofloxacin Drug Delivery 

      Hui, Alex (University of Waterloo, 2014-07-31)
      PURPOSE The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the potential of contact lenses as ciprofloxacin drug delivery devices. METHODS Investigations into ciprofloxacin uptake and release characteristics, and the possibility ...
    • Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Dry Eye 

      Ngo, William (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-31)
      Introduction Dry eye (DE) disease is characterized by symptoms including, but not limited to, ocular stinging, burning, and tearing. The symptoms can range from being mildly irritating, to severely debilitating and ...
    • The Development of an Antibody-Drug Conjugate to Specifically Target and Soften the Crystalline Lens in vivo 

      Won, Gah-Jone (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-04)
      Helmholtz’s classical theory of accommodation states that, within the eye, contraction of the annular ciliary muscle releases the passive tension of zonules that hold the lens in a flattened state. As a result, the surface ...


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