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The Visual Science Laboratory at the School of Optometry and Vision Science is located in the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at QUT and part of the Institute's Vision and Eye Program. The primary research focus of the Visual Science Laboratory is to understand the early stage retinal mechanisms controlling visual function and performance in humans.
In particular, we investigate vision under dim (mesopic) illuminations and the melanopsin-expressing intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cell (ipRGC) inputs to the pupil light reflex, in basic science studies and in persons with eye disease. To study visual function and the pupil control pathways, we conduct psychophysical and pupillometry experiments using 4-primary and 5-primary photostimulator technology.
The laboratory translates difficult and time consuming experimental procedures into rapid and easily performed non-invasive clinical tests for applied investigations of the aging eye and to improve the detection of eye disease. Computational models are developed to describe the data with parameters based on the physiological properties of the early visual pathways.