Rune Brautaset´s research group

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Physiological optics

The field of physiological optics is wide and is related to the process of seeing, i.e., the optics of the eye, the physiological and psychological process of seeing, and the structure of the eye and visual system.

Physiological optics also include sensitivity to light and colour, the focusing mechanism of the eye (accommodation), adaptation, visual acuity, the perception of depth (3D) and visual illusions.

The interest for this area has increased the last years due to the development of 3D displays and the processing and tolerance to the information provided with 3D techniques.

In our research group we currently are working on projects involving the process of accommodation and treatment of accommodative dysfunctions, binocular vision eye movement disorders and its treatment, 3D displays, lighting and its importance in relation to eye movements and binocular vision, and evaluation and development/improvement of instrumentation for test of the visual function mainly related to the detection and follow up of ocular abnormalities.

Selected Publications

Spherical aberration in relation to visual performance in contact lens wear.
Lindskoog Pettersson A, Mårtensson L, Salkic J, Unsbo P, Brautaset R
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2011 Feb;34(1):12-6; quiz 50-1

Treatment of accommodative insufficiency with plus lens reading addition: is +1.00 D better than +2.00 D?
Wahlberg M, Abdi S, Brautaset R
Strabismus 2010 Jun;18(2):67-71

Corneal and conjunctival epithelial staining in hydrogel contact lens wearers.
Brautaset R, Nilsson M, Leach N, Miller W, Gire A, Quintero S, et al
Eye Contact Lens 2008 Nov;34(6):312-6

Fixation stability during Rarebit Fovea Test.
Nilsson M, Stevenson S, Kumar G, Martin L, Brautaset R
Clin Exp Optom 2009 Jan;92(1):9-13

Spherical aberration in contact lens wear.
Lindskoog Pettersson A, Jarkö C, Alvin A, Unsbo P, Brautaset R
Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2008 Aug;31(4):189-93 

Group members

Elin BerglingTeaching assistant
Ulrika BirkeldhAssociated
Annika BotesTeaching assistant
Rune BrautasetResearch team leader, Lecturer senior
Marie BrenningClinical supervisor
Alberto Dominguez VicentLecturer
Mikael EfthamreAssociated
Petra Frehr AlstigClinical supervisor
Susanne GlimneLecturer
Jaana JohanssonAdministrator
Anna Lindskoog-PetterssonLecturer
Maria NilssonLecturer senior
Rebecka RosénAssociated
Ulrika SverkerstenGraduate Student
Inga-Lill Thunholm-HenrikssonLecturer
Marguerite TjernbergClinical supervisor
Abinaya Priya VenkataramanLecturer
Marika WahlbergLecturer
Ori ZahaviGraduate Student