Researchers at CiViUM presented their first experimental results on the effect of high-order aberrations in dynamic accommodation and a theoretical optical explanation for the larger lag found in myopes in comparison with emmetropes or hyperopes at The 15th International Myopia Conference that was hold on September 23-27, 2015 in Wenzhou, P. R. China. López-Gil et al. showed that clinical experiments can easily avoid artifactual apparent lag of perfectly accommodating axial myopic eye by choosing the appropriate reference plane.
Marín-Franch et al. presented the experimental results on effect of astigmatism and spherical aberration in dynamic accommodation. From these early stage results, astigmatism seemed to give cues for the sign of defocus in 2 out of 5 subject eyes, whereas spherical aberration did not. These are the first experimental results obtained with the MurciAO (the Murcia adaptive optics system in CiViUM’s lab) for the ERC project ERC-2012‐StG‐309416‐SACCO entitled “Signals for Accommodative Responses in Humans”, made in collaboration with the GIO group at the Universitat de Valencia and Phil Kruger from SUNY in New York. More information here.