This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's School of Optometry and Vision Science .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

Recent deposits

  • Advancing Hyperacuity for Vision Screening 

    Mohammed, Abdul Rasheed (University of Waterloo, 2023-09-22)
    Introduction: The human visual system is extremely sensitive to certain spatial visual tasks. It can detect the subtle misalignment of closer objects to a degree of 2-5 arcseconds, which is smaller than the foveal cone ...
  • Optometry Outreach in Indigenous Communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba 

    Warren, Adrianna (University of Waterloo, 2023-08-31)
    Introduction: Inuit, Métis, and First Nations, the three main Indigenous groups within Canada, face disproportionate barriers to access for primary eye and vision care. Optometrists visit rural and remote Indigenous ...
  • The Phenotype of Tear Neutrophils and Their Role in Ocular Homeostasis and Inflammation 

    Jin, Yutong (University of Waterloo, 2023-07-31)
    Introduction: Neutrophils (polymorphonuclear neutrophils, PMNs) are part of the innate immune system with potent killing mechanisms against pathogens. Although the anterior segment of the eye has a unique characteristic, ...
  • Fabrication of an enzyme responsive biomaterial for the treatment of recurrent corneal erosion 

    Bose, Susmita (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-11)
    Purpose: Recurrent corneal erosion (RCE) arising from the loss of superficial corneal epithelial cells causes tremendous ocular pain affecting one’s productivity and quality of life. RCE was traditionally treated with eye ...
  • Understanding concussion in para athletes with vision impairment 

    Teodoro, Juliette (University of Waterloo, 2023-02-15)
    Sports-related concussions occur in para sport as they do in able-bodied sport. There is evidence to suggest athletes with vision impairment (VI) may be more likely to sustain concussion injuries compared to athletes with ...
  • Diabetic retinopathy grading with respect to the segmented lesions 

    Kheradfallah, Hoda (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-19)
    One of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss is Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). The International Clinical Diabetic Retinopathy scale (ICDRS) provides grading criteria for DR. Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (DCNNs) ...
  • Effects of ML-7 on the Actomyosin Networks of the Avian Crystalline Lens 

    Suko, Adeline (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-29)
    Assemblies of contractile proteins such as actin, myosin and myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) are found on the posterior surface of the lens fibre cells. The mechanical properties of chicken lenses, as well as their focal ...
  • A differential role for the posterior cerebellum in the adaptive control of convergence eye movements 

    Erkelens, Ian M.; Bobier, William R.; Macmillan, Alicia C.; Maione, Nicole L.; Calderon, Claudia Martin; Patterson, Heidi; Thompson, Benjamin (Elsevier, 2020-02)
    Introduction The vergence oculomotor system possesses two robust adaptive mechanisms; a fast “dynamic” and a slow “tonic” system that are both vital for single, clear and comfortable binocular vision. The neural substrates ...
  • Impact of contact lens wear on epithelial alterations in keratoconus 

    Sorbara, Luigina; Lopez, Jose Carlos Lopez; Gorbet, Maud; Bizheva, Kostadinka; Lamarca, Jose Mateu; Pastor, José-Carlos; López, Miguel José Maldonado; Hileeto, Denise (Elsevier, 2021-03)
    Purpose The purpose of this study was to characterize the central epithelial thickness (CET) of penetrating keratoplasty corneal specimens obtained from patients with keratoconus (KC) and correlate the histological patterns ...
  • The Optometric Management of Concussion 

    Yeboah, Anne Marie (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-31)
    Traumatic brain injury is a major public health problem that affects millions of people annually and hundreds of people experience brain injury daily. Many of these individuals develop visual symptoms. Optometrists play a ...
  • A System for Ocular Surface Temperature Measurement Using Infrared Thermography 

    Zare Bidaki, Ehsan (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-20)
    Background: Ocular surface temperature (OST) is affected by changes in the physiology of the eye caused by normal homeostasis, environmental changes, or systemic and local disease. OST can help a physician to diagnose eye ...
  • Examination of Contact Lenses and Dry Eye Using Evaporimetry 

    Wong, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-14)
    Purpose: Evaporimetry is a non-invasive technique used to assess the stability of the tear film. The test measures the rate of tear evaporation, and has been used to investigate dry eye, contact lenses, and the efficacy ...
  • Uptake and release of preservatives from soft contact lens materials 

    Yee, Alan (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-13)
    Purpose: The purpose of this thesis was to examine the uptake and release of myristamidopropyl dimethylamine (MAPD) and polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) from soft contact lens material using various in vitro models to ...
  • Attentional Factors Underlying Binocular Vision Loss in Amblyopia 

    Chow, Amy (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-13)
    Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of vision that results from abnormal visual experience during early development. In addition to significant vision loss in one eye, individuals with amblyopia experience binocular ...
  • Stimulus characteristics of a novel air-based multiple stimulus aesthesiometer 

    Mungalsingh, Melanie (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-05)
    Purpose: To (1) develop a novel air-based aesthesiometer capable of producing and applying multiple stimuli separated either by time or space; (2) identify the stimulus airflow characteristics and confirm the consistency ...
  • Ocular Surface Sensory Processing and Signal Detection Theory 

    Jayakumar, Varadharajan (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-28)
    Purpose: The main aim of the experiments in this thesis is to evaluate the feasibility of using signal detection theory (SDT) to determine the detectability and bias of various ocular surface pneumatic stimuli. Chapter ...
  • Modeling age-related ocular media changes using the Farnsworth Munsell (FM) 100-Hue Test 

    Opoku-Yamoah, Victor (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-31)
    Introduction: Evaluation of chromatic discrimination can help diagnose and monitor diseases and disorders of the visual system; however, normal age-related changes can make diagnosing colour discrimination losses challenging. ...
  • Changes in corneal thickness in keratoconic eyes with variation in scleral contact lens central clearance 

    Carter, Kirsten (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-30)
    Purpose: There has been a resurgence of scleral lens wear, particularly for patients with corneal ectasia, such as keratoconus. This method of lens correction provides good visual acuity for these individuals and is often ...
  • Electrophysiological measures of optic nerve function 

    Afari, Clement (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-26)
    The contribution of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to human electroretinograms (ERGs) is known, but that of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) is not clear. This project seeks to determine the effect of RGC dysfunction on ...
  • Effect of vision-based treatments on visual acuity and motor function in children with amblyopia 

    Brin, Taylor (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-19)
    Purpose: To investigate existing as well as novel vision-based treatments in children with amblyopia and determine the utility of motor function as a potential outcome measure. Methods: Three experiments were conducted. ...

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