A UW study is asking dog owners what their pets like to watch — a nontrivial question that could lay the groundwork for developing better canine eye tests.
Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.
Through careful analysis of their bank of 58,000 ocular samples from a wide range of species, the veterinarians of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW–Madison look to improve vision and eye health in animals. BTN LiveBIG video
The study found that when most people put on a virtual reality headset, they still treat what they see like it’s happening on any run-of-the-mill TV screen.
To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the 7th annual Cool Science Image Contest is soliciting the best images from members of the UW–Madison community.
Drew Hasley became the first legally blind person with a UW–Madison doctorate in genetics — and possibly only the second blind UW–Madison Ph.D. in biological sciences.
As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes.
The connection between visual knowledge and visual perception challenges widely held theories that visual information about the world is stored abstractly.
The device, patented almost 20 years ago by a visionary UW doctor, is now on the market after a long campaign by the company he founded.
In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays.