Monthly Archives: February 2012

New in the lab: Mengchan Sun (Stephanie), OPAL Marie Curie Fellow

Mengchan Sun has just joined Viobio Lab from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Trained in engineering in Shaghai Maritime University, and Hogeschool Zeeland (The Netherlands), she will undertake a project on “Monitoring lens accommodation with imaging techniques”. More information on the OPAL Marie Curie IT Network at:

Dynamic corneal deformation imaging from AirPuff-OCT published in Biomedical Optics Express

Corneal deformation parameters in virgin and cross-linked porcine corneas in vitro and human in vivo were obtained from the combination of a tonometer air-puff and and a custom-developed sOCT system. Dynamic images were obtained in 1-D (A-scan at the corneal apex) and 2-D (dynamic B-scans of a corneal cross-section). The estimated parameters allow descriptions of the corneal biomecanical response.


Full reference: Dorronsoro, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 473-487 (2012)

New in the lab: OPAL Marie Curie Network Fellow Aiswaryah Radhakrishnan

Aiswaryah Radhakrishan will be joining our lab as Marie Curie Fellow from the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai. She is interested in optical and adaptational factors in multifocality. More information on the OPAL Initial Training Network at:

Team Eye (MIT M+Vision) joins VioBio Lab


The Team Eye of Fellows MIT M+Vision have joined the VioBio Lab. The group is formed by MIT M+Vision Fellows Dary Lim, Nick Durr, Shivang Dave and Eduardo Lage and VIOBIO Lab Members. This have kicked off a project on low-cost Hartmann Shack autorefraction.

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Susana Marcos

The Presbyopia project proposes new alternatives to treat presbyopia, an ocular condition affecting people from 45 years of age, including multifocal corrections and accommodating intraocular lenses.

The team will study the ability of the optical and neural contributions to the performance of new corrections of presbyopia. In particular, the project addresses the eye’s crystalline lens ability to change its shape to focus on near and far objects (i.e. its accommodation), with the aim of  developing bio-inspired intraocular lenses that can mimic the dynamic and continuous focusing ability of the eye.

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