Program Overview

Optica (formerly OSA) Fall Vision Meeting
Schedule at-a-glance



All events are free and open to all, but you must register for each event to receive a link.

All events occur 12:00 - 14:00 ET (except where noted).


FRIDAY, OCT 1 • ABSTRACTS & REPLAY

  • Deep learning applications in clinical ophthalmology Cecilia S. Lee, University of Washington

  • AI applications in glaucoma Hiroshi Ishikawa, Oregon Health & Science University

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in retinopathy of prematurity J. Peter Campbell, Oregon Health & Science University

  • Autonomous AI for the Diabetic Eye Exam for improving outcomes: Lessons learnt Michael Abramoff, Digital Diagnostics



THURSDAY, OCT 7ABSTRACTS & REPLAY

Data Blast sessions feature a series of short talks followed by lots of time for questions and discussion. This session includes talks from Deepayan Kar, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Sharif Amit Kamran, University of Nevada, Reno; Kari V. Vienola, University of California Davis; Jingyi He, Northeastern University; Joshua Ong, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Emmanuel Alabi, ICS Laboratories; Mihai State, Johnson & Johnson Vision; Clara Mestre, Indiana University; Nasif Zaman, University of Nevada, Reno; Ezgi Irmak Yücel, University of Washington; Amy Morris, University of Nevada, Reno; Amithavikram R Hathibelagal, Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences; and Isaac Temores, Wabash College.



TUESDAY, OCT 12, 12:30-14:30 ETABSTRACTS & REPLAY

Data Blast sessions feature a series of short talks followed by lots of time for questions and discussion. This session includes talks from Sierra Schleufer, University of Washington; John Kruper, University of Washington; Jun Zhuang, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences; George Sperling, University of California, Irvine; Martin T.W. Scott, University of York; Jacob Hadnett-Hunter, University of Bath; Joris Vincent, Technische Universität Berlin; Mackenzie V. Wise, University of Nevada, Reno; Idris Shareef, University of Nevada, Reno; Ipek Oruc, University of British Columbia; Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; Woon Ju Park, University of Washington; Simon Whitton, University of Nevada, Reno; and Lynn Schmittwilken, Technische Universität Berlin.



THURSDAY, OCT 14ABSTRACTS & REPLAY

  • Light adaptation in primate fovea Raunak Sinha, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Mitochondria in cone photo-receptors act as microlenses to enhance photon delivery and confer directional sensitivity to light Wei Li, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

  • Circuit remodeling during development shapes the human foveal midget connectome for high visual acuity Chi Zhang, University of Washington

  • The S-cone connectome of the primate retina Sara Patterson, University of Rochester



TUESDAY, OCT 19REGISTERABSTRACTS

Data Blast sessions feature a series of short talks followed by lots of time for questions and discussion. This session includes talks from Vincent A. Billock, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB; Li Zhaoping, University of Tübingen; Jan Skerswetat, Northeastern University; Anthony LoPrete, University of Pennsylvania; Johannes Burge, University of Pennsylvania; Benjamin M. Chin, University of Pennsylvania; Alisa Braun, University of California, Berkeley; Zoey J Isherwood, University of Nevada, Reno; Michael E. Rudd, University of Nevada, Reno; Cehao Yu, Delft University of Technology; and Nathan Gonzales-Hess, University of Oregon.



THURSDAY, OCT 21REGISTERABSTRACTS

  • Recovery from the effects of visual deprivation beyond peak plasticity Kevin Duffy, Dalhousie University

  • Takao Hensch, Harvard University

  • Reactivating visual plasticity in adult humans Claudia Lunghi, Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs, Ecole Normale Supérieure

  • Recovery from amblyopia in the adult mouse through dark exposure, light reintroduction and perisynaptic proteolysis Elizabeth Quinlan, University of Maryland, College Park



TUESDAY, OCT 26REGISTERABSTRACTS

  • Limits of prediction accuracy on randomly selected natural images for model evaluation Mark Lescroart, University of Nevada, Reno

  • How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago

  • Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

  • Fred Rieke, University of Washington



THURSDAY, OCT 28REGISTERABSTRACTS

  • Abnormal processing of visual context in schizophrenia Steven Dakin, University of Auckland

  • Visual suppression and inhibition are not the same thing Scott Murray, University of Washington

  • Sensory processing in autism: Translational markers and circuit-level insights Caroline Robertson, Dartmouth College

  • Strong evidence against a common center-surround mechanism in visual processing Duje Tadin, University of Rochester



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11REGISTERABSTRACT

Christine A. Curcio, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Curcio is being recognized for seminal contributions to our understanding of human retinal neuroscience, including the effects of aging and age-related macular degeneration.



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18REGISTERABSTRACT

Wilson S. Geisler, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Geisler is being recognized for pioneering theories of optimal visual processing that bring together scene statistics, physiological constraints, and task requirements to gain a new understanding of perceptual functions and eye movements.