Navigation Links
Optical scientist honored for understanding and improving vision
Date:10/23/2007

David R. Williams, William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director of the University of Rochesters Center for Visual Science, has won the 2007 Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science, awarded each year by the Jewish Guild for the Blind.

Williams is being recognized for his extensive and groundbreaking research on the mechanisms of human vision. He accepted the award and the $37,500 prize at a ceremony this weekend in New York City.

Williams and colleagues have developed a camera that incorporates adaptive optics to see inside the human eye more clearly than ever before. The camera can take pictures of structures as small as single cells at the back of the living eye.

A key to the camera is a precision device known as a deformable mirror, equipped with 140 tiny computer-controlled pistons arranged on the back surface of a 4 mm square mirror. These pistons push and pull ever so slightly on the mirror to correct the particular pattern of optical defects in each persons eye. Williamss adaptive optics technology is now used at dozens of research laboratories around the world to study blinding diseases such as glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.

Not only has the team used adaptive optics to see into the eye, they are also using adaptive optics to allow people to see out into the world more clearly. The technology provides a detailed description of the optical defects in a persons eye that make possible customized contact lenses and refractive surgery for each particular patient. Bausch & Lombs Zyoptix laser system, which provides customized refractive surgery tailored to the needs of each patient, is one technology that has already emerged from Williamss research.

Williams has appointments in the Universitys Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Optics. He has eight patents and has authored more than 100 scientific publications. In addition to many other awards, Williams is a 2003 and 2007 recipient of an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award for the 100 most technologically significant inventions of each of those years. Williams received his doctorate in psychology from the University of California at San Diego.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jonathan Sherwood
jonathan.sherwood@rochester.edu
585-273-4726
University of Rochester
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography - the buzzword in cardiology
2. Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer
3. Nobel Prize for Medicine shared by Three scientists
4. Scientists plan human cloning clinic in the United States
5. Scientists crack mechanism of Leptin-Obesity Hormone
6. Scientists use plant hormones to fight cancer
7. American scientists alter gene makeup of babies
8. Expose on eating disorders!! Scientists trace “brain’s eating control center pathway”
9. Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer
10. Scientists locate key hormone involved in appetite control
11. Scientists open the book of life
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), ... Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition of a ... the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Silicon ... is proud to announce an upgrade to the company's Yelp listing. Bay Area ... on topics as diverse as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, hair transplantation techniques ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... MICHIGAN (PRWEB) , ... February 25, 2017 , ... The ... Kim Jong-un, heightened awareness and concern over nerve agents and the deadly use of ... the human nervous system and how even small doses can be lethal. , Jay ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... This is an extension of airmid’s ... be ISO/IEC 17025:2005 INAB accredited for Der p 1 (house dust mite allergen) ... recognised standard that sets out requirements for the technical competence of testing and ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... LatitudeC Baby ... America, today announced it would be offering some it’s exclusive product line to ... crafting quality and unique baby clothing/feeding products, will team up with AMAZON to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The latest research Urinary Incontinence Drugs Price Analysis ... the global Urinary Incontinence market. The research answers the following ... marketed for Urinary Incontinence and their clinical attributes? How are they ...
(Date:2/23/2017)...  Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a medical device ... for the urology market, will release financial results for ... 2016 before the market open on Thursday, March 9, ... conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results ... 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time). ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The latest research Oesophageal Cancer Drugs Price Analysis ... the global Oesophageal Cancer market. The research answers the ... drugs marketed for Oesophageal Cancer and their clinical attributes? How are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: