I am a Marie Curie early stage researcher in the European Glaucoma Research Training Program (EGRET).I am interested in how visual field defects in glaucoma patient affect their viewing behaviour. In particular how differences in viewing behavior of healthy participants and glaucoma patients can be used to dignose visual field defecits.
The standard method for this diagnosis is a so-called perimetry test, where the test person is required to fixate a certain location over a long period of time. As this is very difficult for glaucoma patients, the aim of my PhD project is to develop a new method to diagnose visual field defects using eye tracking and virtual reality. Additionally, the eye tracker/VR device can be used to help with rehabilitation.