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HMDs Can Be Used to Simulate Glaucoma Vision

Photo: Dr. Peter Jones

City, University of London researchers conducted a study using head-mounted displays (HMDs) to simulate day-to-day challenges faced by patients with glaucoma, which is an umbrella term for a group of degenerative eye diseases that affects the optic nerve of the eye and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

According to the researchers, 22 volunteers without glaucoma participating in the study wore HMDs while performing various tasks in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) environments. During the VR tasks, participants were placed in a simulation of a “cluttered” house and were instructed to ...