Monthly Archives: December 2013

Summary of @VioBio_Lab publications in 2013



A short presentation summarizes the publication output of VioBio_Lab during 2013.

References to 15 publications and a results highlight can be found in the document: LINK

For full references and articles, visit our website publication list: Link

Neural and meridional effects of astigmatic correction and induction on visual performance, published in OVS


The study measures the effect of inducing astigmatism on visual acuity in non-astigmatic patients, habitually corrected astigmats, and non-habitually corrected astigmats that are provided with a new correction of their astigmatism. The axis of the induced astigmatism appears critical. Astigmatic patients are less sensitive to the induction of astigmatism along their own axis. The effects were studied during the 6 months following correction, with natural optics, and natural aberrations corrected with Adaptive Optics, which guaranteed that the images projected on the retina were identical in all patients.

Full reference:  M. Vinas, . de Gracia, C. Dorronsoro, L. Sawides, G. Marin, M. Hernández, S. Marcos. Astigmatism impact on visual performance: meridional & adaptational effects.  OVS Vol. 90, No. 12, December 2013 


New multifocal Intraocular Lens design published in Optics Letters


The study presents the design and performance of a new IOL design with expanded depth-of-focus. The design involves a multiconfiguration approach and optimization on a computer eye model. Predicted performance at intermediate, far and near exceeds state-of-the-art multifocal IOLs, and remains stable across pupil diameters.
Full reference: David Fernandez, Sergio Barbero, Carlos Dorronsoro and Susana Marcos. Multifocal intraocular lens providing optimized through-focus performance. Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5303-5306 (2013)

“Simultaneous Vision Instrument”, 3rd video of the VioBio Lab video series


“Simultaneous Vision Instrument”, 3rd video of the VioBio Lab video series We present the third video of a series presenting the custom-technology and applications of our lab, where you can learn about Simultaneous Vision Simulation.

Please, visit VioBio Lab Reseach page to watch all videos of the series, as they are presented every two weeks:

Nandor Bekesi, Awarded Marie COFUND Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship (Marie Curie /Fundacion Madri+d)


Nandor Bekesi (PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics) has been awarded a COFUND  3-year Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship (EU Marie Curie Action, managed by Fundacion Madri+d) starting December 1, 2013. Nandor will be doing cutting edge research in corneal and ocular biomechanics.

OPN opens contest for your favorite Cover for Optics in 2013. VioBio’s cover is Finalist and can be voted for


OPN shares their favorite options for OPN Optics in 2013 cover, and asks the readership to select their favorite. If you liked the colorful image of the anterior segment of an eye (merged crystalline lens and intraocular lens), please do not hesitate to send an email to, Facebook ( or Twitter @opnmagazine (#OPNcover), voting for cover 5 (Ortiz et al)

Optics and Photonics News (OSA) selects “Eye Biometry Using Quantitative 3-D OCT” as “Best of Optics 2013”


Optics and Photonics News December special issue highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. The BOE paper on “Full OCT anterior segment biometry: an application in cataract surgery” by VioBio Lab has been selected among 162 summaries as a breakthrough of interest to the optics community.
Read the OPN article at: S. Ortiz. P. Perez-Merino and S. Marcos “Eye Biometry using quantitative 3-D OCT”, Optics and Photonics News 31 (2013)

Full highlighted article: Ortiz et al. Biomedical Optics Express 4, 387 (2013)

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