Laura M Fletcher

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Current MRI nonuniformity correction techniques are reviewed and investigated. Many approaches are used to remedy this artifact, but it is not clear which method is the most appropriate in a given situation, as the applications have been with different MRI coils and different clinical applications. In this work four widely used nonuniformity correction(More)
PURPOSE A large body of research has linked macular lutein and zeaxanthin to reduced risk of degenerative eye disease. The earliest published hypothesis for the role of the pigments was not based on chronic protection but immediate function. Recent data on macular pigment (MP) have shown that screening the foveal cones from short-wave light does, in fact,(More)
PURPOSE Past studies have shown that higher macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) supplementation are related to improvements in glare disability, photostress recovery, and chromatic contrast. This study assessed those links using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design. METHODS The visual effects of 1 year(More)
Macular pigment (MP) is composed of the yellow, blue-absorbing carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. Although distributed throughout the visual system, MP is heavily concentrated in the central retinal area (eg, screening the foveal cones). Because light must pass through MP before reaching the receptors, it filters significant amounts of short-wave energy.(More)
PURPOSE A major factor limiting the visibility of distant targets is veiling attributed to atmospheric scattering, known commonly as haze. It has been suggested that yellow filters (in this case, the macular pigments, MPs) could selectively absorb this haze, thus extending visual range. This study is an empirical test of the visibility hypothesis. METHODS(More)
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