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21. December 2020
Sandra Wagner finished her doctorate

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.