Image processing for visual prostheses: A clinical perspective

Lauren N Ayton, Chi D Luu, Sharon A. Bentley, Penelope Jayne Allen, Robyn H. Guymer

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Abstract

Recent advances in the field of visual prostheses or 'bionic eyes' have shown that it is possible to use electrical stimulation to produce basic phosphenised vision to patients who are profoundly vision impaired or blind. In particular, retinal prostheses have been implanted in a number of clinical trials for a degenerative eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa. To date, the visual improvements in these trials have been small and not easily quantified. The aim of this paper is to highlight the inherent complexities in the assessment of visual function in the profoundly vision impaired, and discuss the potential for improvement in outcomes using image processing technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1540-1544
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479923410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 15 Sep 201318 Sep 2013
Conference number: 20th
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6726158 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2013
Abbreviated titleICIP 2013
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period15/09/1318/09/13
Internet address

Keywords

  • clinical assessment measures
  • functional vision outcomes
  • visual prosthesis

Cite this

Ayton, L. N., Luu, C. D., Bentley, S. A., Allen, P. J., & Guymer, R. H. (2013). Image processing for visual prostheses: A clinical perspective. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2013 - Proceedings (pp. 1540-1544). [6738317] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIP.2013.6738317