Congratulations to our doctoral student Sandra Wagner who just finished her doctorate!
The aim of Sandra Wagner’s research, supervised by Hector Fellow Eberhart Zrenner, was to allow a better understanding of accommodation, address unanswered question regarding myopia onset, and therefore also support the development of new devices.
Shortsightedness (myopia) is on the rise worldwide and has become a public health concern because of the increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment or glaucoma. The reasons for the development of myopia are not yet fully understood, but previous research indicates a possible link with accommodation.
In this PhD project, the accommodation system of young adults with myopia and emmetropia (normal sightedness) regarding changes in both crystalline lens power and ciliary muscle morphology during regular and sustained accommodation was compared. Furthermore, the possibility to voluntarily control accommodation using auditory biofeedback training was assessed.