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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Fabrice Manns, Ph.D.

General Information

Fabrice Manns, Ph.D.

Research Subject

Biomedical Optics, Lasers, and Imaging

Vision Science Focus

Optics of the Eye and Vision Correction, Mechanism of Accommdation and Presbyopia

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Roles

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Ophthalmology

Education

B.S.
Ecole National Superieure d’Electronique et de Radioelectricity de Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

M.S.
University of Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France

Ph.D.
University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Summary

Dr. Manns is Co-Director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Ophthalmic Biophysics Center. His research activities include the development of optical laser and optical instrumentation for the treatment and diagnosis of eye diseases, and studies on the optics of the eye to help optimize vision correction procedures.

Current Research

Dr. Manns currently has two main research interests: a) the optics of the eye, with a focus on understanding the mechanism of accommodation and presbyopia, and b) the development of Optical Coherence Tomography and other imaging technology for ocular biometry. Current projects include:

  • Study of the optics of the crystalline lens of the eye and its refractive index gradient. The long-term goal of these studies is to better understand how the continuous growth of the crystalline lens changes the optical quality of the eye. This research will help better understand how refractive errors, such as myopia, develop with age and it will help design better approaches to correct or improve vision.
  • Study of accommodation: The long-term goal of these studies is to better understand the mechanism of accommodation and presbyopia, the progressive loss of the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. This research will help develop better surgical and optical strategies for the correction of presbyopia.
  • The development of Optical Coherence Tomography and other technology for ocular biometry. The long-term goal of these studies is to develop imaging and biometry devices that will provide quantitative information about the eye that can be used to improve the outcomes of vision correction procedures, including wavefront-guided laser refractive surgery and intraocular lens power calculations for cataract surgery.