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Wavefront Science in Vision and Eye Care (Textbook): CHAPTER 6. A NEW “WAVE” IN VISION CORRECTION

Wavefront Science in Vision and Eye Care (Textbook): CHAPTER 6. A NEW “WAVE” IN VISION CORRECTION

Wavefront Science in Vision and Eye Care (Textbook): CHAPTER 6. A NEW “WAVE” IN VISION CORRECTION

Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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Last updated: 18 Feb 2015

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CHAPTER 6. A NEW “WAVE” IN VISION CORRECTION (69 pages)
Description:
The question is, “Will we achieve 20/10 vision in the next 10 years?” This discussion explores the (10) reasons why we will not be able to do it and the (10) reasons that we will!
Course Outline:
I. A New “Wave” in Vision Correction
A. Top Ten Reasons why we will not achieve 20/10 vision in the next 10 years
1. So, what’s wrong with good old 20/20?
2. Too many variables to control and correct
3. Progressive aging changes with HOAs
4. Inherent instability of corrective devices
5. Chromatic aberrations are uncorrectable.
6. Media inhomogeneity is universal.
7. Light scatter & diffraction are uncorrectable.
8. Variable accommodative influences
9. Cortical adaptation is too complex a process.
10. Tear film issues are insurmountable.
B. Top Ten Reasons why we will achieve 20/10 vision in the next 10 years
1. Why do it at all (correct to 20/10)? . . .
2. It’s going to get done ! ! !
3. We’ve never even tried to correct beyond 20/20.
4. Nanotechnology and genetic engineering will take us to ”new places”
5. The technologies are already available.
6. Variable vision with aging is controllable.
7. The variables of vision are controllable.
8. If you can measure it, you can correct it.
9. Quality vision is important to enough folks.
10. Because the eye can see up to 20/8
C. The future of vision care
1. Computer technologies
a. Distributed intelligence computer programming
b. Artificial intelligence
2. Nanotechnologies
a. The robotic construction of novel molecular devices possessing extraordinary properties.
b. Anything can be “nanoconstructed” (including a cornea!)
3. Molecular biology & genetic mapping
a. Diagnosis
b. Treatment
c. Prevention
4. Cortical (neuroplasticity) processing
a. Fourier analysis
b. Gabor patches
5. Genetic engineering


Objectives

Objectives
1. To provide an objective assessment of the possibilities of 20/10 vision in 10 years
2. To enumerate and defend the scientific and clinical reasons that 20/10 is possible in 10 years
3. To enumerate and defend the scientific and clinical reasons that 20/10 is not possible in 10 years
Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

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Dr Louis (Lou) Catania O.D., F.A.A.O., D.Sc.(Hon)

Wavefront has been evolving as a clinical science in eye care for the past 20 years now. It started with refractive surgery in the 1990s when I became involved with it and it has been growing rapidly as a vision and eye care diagnostic science as well ever since. I published this textbook in 2009 with the goal of converting the complex mathematical and optical physics of wavefront science into understandable clinical, diagnostic and non-surgical and surgical corrective approaches for day-to-day practitioners’ use. The story is told over 6 chapters in a casual, ‘user friendly’ style with extensive graphic support. It’s actually an enjoyable – almost a fun read. An extensive 30 page Subject Index is available on this website at no charge for referencing and/or downloading (as a pdf file) at the program entitled Wavefront Science in Vision and Eye Care: SUBJECT INDEX (LINK: http://wco.easyshare.education/by/dr-louis-catania/128075/wavefront-science-in-visio-and-eye-care-subject-index). And finally, under Additional Course Notes section, the Front Matter from the textbook is available. It includes:
> Table of Contents (general and detailed);
> Preface;
> Acknowledgements;
> Introduction

Author Bio:
> Internationally acclaimed clinical educator, author;
> Recognized expert in anterior segment, corneal disorders, refractive surgery and new eye care technologies;
> With Nicolitz Eye Consultants, a multispecialty ophthalmology group in Jacksonville, FL;
> Does clinical research on numerous eye care technologies;
> Voted one of 10 most influential optometrists of 20th century by the Review of Optometry Journal and 20/20 Magazine;
> 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Ocular Surface Society;
> 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Optometry;
> 2015 Primary Care Optometry News, “Pioneer in Optometry” Award

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