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function

noun appropriate activity, assignment, business, chore, design, duty, employment, exploitation, mission, munus, occupation, office, officium, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, task, usage, use, utility, work
Associated concepts: discretionary function, executive funccion, government function, judicial function, legislative function, political function, quasi-judicial function

function

verb achieve, act, act effectively, answer a purpose, avail, be effective, be in operation, be useful, carry on, carry out, effectuate, execute, have effect, operate, perform, render a service, run, serve, work
See also: activity, agency, appointment, assignment, business, calling, capacity, charge, demean, duty, employment, execute, job, obligation, occupation, operate, operation, part, perform, position, post, province, purpose, pursuit, responsibility, role, specialty, sphere, task, trade, use, utility, work
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The researchers are testing the ability of human iPSC-derived retinal tissue to restore visual function in animals with end-stage retinal degeneration.
For example, following initial screening and detection, the vision specialist may initiate care by diagnosing visual function (organ) impairment on the lower-order cerebral level or body structure level, i.
In fact, Lewis and Maurer (2005) found that specific visual functions might have unique periods during which they are more susceptible to damage and recovery.
The aim of the study was to analyze visual function preoperatively and after surgical treatment of meningiomas of optochiasmatic region, and to determine which factors, including the age of patient, duration of symptoms, degree of visual function damage, and size of the tumor, affect postoperative visual function recovery.
Assessments of visual function include screening for: refractive errors, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, visual fields (including peripheral, hemianopic and central fields), occulomotor functions and binocular vision (Weisser-Pike, 2014).
Boyce recommends that we base our illuminance and luminance recommendations on visual functions only.
Additional studies are needed to understand the effects of these devices on visual function, particularly as their use becomes increasingly common," the authors conclude.
In a clinical context, visual function is the sole determinant of successful therapy, however, many preclinical studies solely focus on molecular or cellular readouts to determine the effects of novel drug candidates [3].
Basic assessment of visual function, determining the proper prescription for refraction disorders, and contact lens evaluation are covered next.