Mobility Enhancement & Vision Rehabilitation

Eli Peli gives two keynote speeches in China

Eli Peli gives two keynote speeches in China

November 14, 2017

Eli Peli, MSc, OD, Professor of Ophthalmology, was the invited keynote speaker at two conferences in China in October and November.  On October 26, he gave the keynote talk, “Treatments for neurological visual field loss,” at the first Shenzhen International Summit Forum on Ophthalmology and Visual Science in Shenzhen. On November 9, he presented “Prismatic treatments for visual field expansion” at the 15th Optometric...

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Researchers develop a vision assistive app for keyword searching in the physical world

Researchers develop a vision assistive app for keyword searching in the physical world

November 13, 2017

Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear released a new vision assistive app that acts as a “smart magnifying glass” to help people with low vision search for keywords in the physical world. Developed in the laboratory of Gang Luo, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, “SuperVision Search” uses optical...

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Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, receives 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship

April 13, 2017

Jae-Hyun Jung, PhD, is the recipient of the 2017 Alice J. Adler Fellowship of the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear in the amount of $30,000 over one year for his project, “The best field expansion configuration for using multiplexing prism for homonymous hemianopia.” This award is part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine.

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New glasses may help minimize peripheral vision loss

New glasses may help minimize peripheral vision loss

December 19, 2016

Information for this release was provided by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Rockville, Md. — Vision scientists may have discovered how to reduce pedestrian collisions in crowded and chaotic open space environments like bus terminals, shopping malls and city plazas involving individuals with partial blindness. Researchers have determined from which direction collisions with partially blind pedestrians are most likely to originate. This understanding will guide the development of new glasses that expand the sight of a person...

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Researchers develop magnifying smartphone screen application using Google Glass for visually impaired

April 22, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear researchers have designed technology to improve upon the built-in zoom feature of smartphones, which many low-vision users find difficult to use due to a loss of context.


BOSTON – Researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have developed a smartphone application that projects a magnified smartphone screen to Google Glass, which users can navigate using head movements...

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Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

Dr. Joseph F. Rizzo III Awarded U.S. Department of Defense Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study Award

April 7, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School neuro-ophthalmologist and researcher awarded funding by the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. 


Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, has been awarded grant funding as part of the Vision Prosthesis Pilot Study, a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the United States Department of Defense. Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at...

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