Vision Sciences Laboratory

Coordinator:

Pedro Monteiro

PHONE NUMBER

+351 275 329 015

E-MAIL

pmm@ubi.pt

This laboratory develops and implements the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of vision problems in order to study their impact in ageing and quality of life that lives in the Cova da Beira region.

Research

The main task of the Vision Sciences research group is to focus the research to develop and implement the adequate screening procedures to qualitative and quantitatively evaluate vision problems such as age related macular degeneration (ARMD), diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, cataracts, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Services

Detection and monitoring of the vision problems in good time using visual acuity measurements (ETDRS and stenopeic), contrast sensitivity measurements, intraocular pressure, visual fields, fundoscopy, aberrometry, corneal topography, anterior chamber analysis (slit lamp), and lens densitometry.

Equipment

Fundus camera
Ocular aberrometer
Corneal topographer
Keretometer
Computerized perimeter
Digital ocular tonometer
Biomicroscopy (slit lamp)
Visual acuity charts
Colour and contrast sensitivity tests
Amsler grid