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    In this edition of Advances in Eyecare, we hear from four experts about developments in treatments, assessments and our understanding of human vision. 

    Prof John Flanagan talks about a potential new treatment for glaucoma and explains the neuroprotective role of lipoxin around ganglion cells and how maintenance of this may offer new options in management of the disease.

    Dr Kathleen Vancleef discusses the ASTEROID project’s new technology, and how its new methodology promises to make the assessment of younger patients easier. 

    Dr Vivek Nityananda offers a unique insight into how we may better understand human stereo vision through his research into the stereo vision of praying mantises as part of the ‘Man, mantis and machine: the computation of 3D vision’ project.

    Prof Jenny Read, Principal Investigator on the ASTEROID project and ‘Man, mantis and machine: the computation of 3D vision’, talks virtual reality and 3D displays, and the potential impact of prolonged use of virtual reality displays upon the visual system.

    • Dr Vivek Nityananda interviewed by Vincente Puyat

      Praying mantises are the only invertebrates known to have stereo vision. Dr Vivek Nityananda, a behavioural ecologist, is currently investigating the mechanisms underlying stereo vision in the praying mantis as part of a project called ‘Man, mantis and machine: the computation of 3D vision’. Here, he discusses his research with us and its implications on our understanding of human stereo vision.

    Unit 2 - Accurate stereo test for mobile device (ASTEROID) (~10 mins)Unit 4 - Virtual reality and 3D displays (~10 mins)