Book Chapters: 

Legge GE, Cheung S-H, Chung STL, Lee H-W, Gefroh JJ, Kwon M(2008). Training peripheral vision to read. Proceedings of the Blindness, Brain Plasticity, and Spatial Function. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Associate

Non-Refereed Journal Articles:

Kwon M. Impact of glaucomatous ganglion cell damage on central visual function. The Annual Review of Vision Science. (In Press)


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:


Goddin T, Yu H, Friedman D, Owsley C, Kwon M. MNREAD reading vision in adults with glaucoma under mesopic and photopic conditions. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2023. 64(15):43 View in: PubMed

Yu H, Kwon M. Altered eye movements during reading with simulated central and peripheral visual field defects. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2023. 64(13):21 View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Owsley C. Reading vision in adults with early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration under mesopic and photopic conditions. Translational Vision Science & Technology. 2023. 12(9):7 View in: PubMed

Maiello G, Kwon M. Despite impaired binocular function, binocular disparity integration across the visual field is spared in normal aging and glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2023. 64(5):2 View in: PubMed


Yu H, Shamsi F, Kwon M. Altered eye movements during reading under degraded viewing conditions: Background luminance, text blur, and text contrast. Journal of Vision. 2022. 22(10):4. View in: PubMed

Shamsi F, Liu R, Kwon M. Foveal crowding appears to be robust to normal aging and glaucoma unlike parafoveal and peripheral crowding. Journal of Vision. 2022. 22(8):10. View in: PubMed

Shamsi F, Liu R, Owsley C, Kwon M. Identifying the retinal layers linked to human contrast sensitivity via deep learning. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2022. 63(2):27 View in: PubMed

Shamsi F, Liu R, Kwon M. Binocularly asymmetric crowding in glaucoma and a lack of binocular summation in crowding. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science2022. 63(1):36 View in: PubMed


Shamsi F, Victoria C, Liu R, Pergher V, Kwon M. Functional field of view determined by crowding, aging, or glaucoma under divided attention. Translational Vision Science & Technology. 2021. 10(14):14 View in: PubMed

Xiong Y-Z, Liu R, Kwon M, Bittner AK, Owsley C, Legge GE. A unified rule for binocular contrast summation applies to normal vision and common eye diseases. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2021. 62(13):6 View in: PubMed


Lee AY, Lee CS, Blazes MS, Owen JP, Bagdasarova Y, Wu Y, Spaide T, Yanagihara RT, Kihara Y, Clark ME, Kwon M, Owsley C, Curcio CA. Exploring a structural basis for delayed rod-mediated dark adaptation in age-related macular degeneration via deep learning. Translational Vision Science & Techology. 2020. 9(2):62 View in: PubMed

DeCarlo DK, Gao L, McGwin G, Owsley C, Kwon M. Repeatability and Validity of MNREAD test in children with vision impairment. Translational Vision Science & Techology. 2020. 9(13):25 View in: PubMed

Liu R, Kwon M. Increased equivalent input noise in glaucomatous central vision: Is it due to undersampling of retinal ganglion cells? Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science2020. 61(8):10 View in: PubMed

Xiong Y-Z, Kwon M, Bittner AK, Virgili G, Giacomelli G, Legge GE. Relationship between acuity and contrast sensitivity differences due to eye disease. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2020. 61(6):40 View in: PubMed

Wang M, Tichelaar J, Pasquale L, Shen L, Boland M, Wellik S, Gustavo De Moraes C, Myers SJ, Ramulu P, Kwon M, Saeedi O, Wang H, Baniasadi N, Li D, Bex PJ, Elze T. Characterization of central visual field loss in end-stage gluacoma by unsupervised artificial intelligence. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2020. 138(2):190-198. View in: PubMed

Owsely C, Swain T, Liu R, McGwin G, Kwon MAssociation of photopic and mesopic contrast sensitivity in older drivers with risk of motor vehicle collision using naturalistic driving data. BMC Ophthalmology. 2020. 20(1):47. doi:10.1186/s12886-020-1331-7. View in: PubMed


Dorr M, Kwon M, Lesmes LA, Miller A, Kazlas M, Chan K, Hunter DG, Lu Z-L, Bex PJ. Binocular summation and suppression of contrast sensitivity in strabisums, fusion and amblyopia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2019. View in: PubMed

Chen N, Shin K, Millin R, Song Y, Kwon M, Tjan B. Cortical reorganization of peripheral vision induced by simulated central vision loss. Journal of Neuroscience. 2019. 39(18); 3529-3536. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Liu R. Linkage between retinal ganglion cell density and the nonuniform spatial integration across the visual field. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). 2019. 116(9): 3827-36. View in: PubMed 


Maiello G, Kwon M, Bex PJ. Three-dimensional binocular eye-hand coordination in normal vision and with simulated visual impairment. Experimental Brain Research. 2018. 236(3): 691-709. View in: PubMed

He Y, Kwon M, Legge GE. Common constraints limit Korean and English character recognition in peripheral vision. Journal of Vision. 2018. 18(1):5. doi: 10.1167/18.1.5. View in: PubMed


Chien L, Liu R, Girkin C, Kwon M. Higher contrast requirement for letter recognition and macular RGC+ layer thinning in glaucoma patients and older adults. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2017. 58(14): 6221-31. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Liu R, Patel BN, Girkin C. Slow reading in glaucoma: Is it due to the shrinking visual span in central vision? Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2017. 58(13): 5810-18. doi:10.1167/iovs.17-22560. View in: PubMed

Liu R, Patel BN, Kwon M. Age-related changes in crowding and reading speed. Scientific Reports. 2017. 7: 8271; doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08652-0. View in: PubMed


Kwon M, Liu R, Chien L. Compensation for blur requires increase in field of view and viewing time. PLoS One. 2016. 11(9):e0162711. View in: PubMed

Calabrese A, Cheong AM, Cheung S-H, He Y, Kwon M, Mansfield JS, Subramanian A, Yu D. Legge GE. Baseline MNREAD measures for normally sighted subjects from childhood to old age. Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Science. 2016. 57(8): 3836-43. View in: PubMed

Liu R, Kwon M. Integrating oculomotor and perceptual training to induce a pseudo fovea: a model system for studying central vision loss. Journal of Vision. 2016. 16(6):10,1-21. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Huishing C, Rhodes L, McGwin Jr. G, Wood J, Owsley C. Association between glaucoma and at-fault motor vehicle collision involvement in older drivers: A population-based study. Ophthalmology. 2016. 123(1): 109-116. View in: PubMed

[2015 and Before]

Kwon M, Wiecek E, Dakin SC, Bex PJ. Spatial-frequency dependent binocular imbalance in amblyopia. Scientific Reports. 2015. 5; 17181. doi:10.1038/srep17181. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Bao P, Millin R, Tjan BS. Radial-tangential anisotropy of crowding in the early visual areas. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2014. 112(10):2413-22. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Lu ZL, Miller A, Kazlas M, Hunter DG, Bex PJ. Assessing binocular interaction in amblyopia and its clinical feasibility. PLoS One. 2014. 9(6):e100156. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Nandy AS, Tjan BS. Rapid and persistent adaptability of human oculomotor control in response to simulated central vision loss. Current Biology. 2013. 23(17):1663-9. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Legge GE. Higher-contrast requirements for recognizing low-pass-filtered letters. Journal of Vision. 2013. 13(1):13. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Ramachandra C, Satgunam P, Mel BW, Peli E, Tjan BS. Contour enhancement benefits older adults with simulated central field loss. Optometry & Vision Science. 2012. 89(9):1374-84. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Legge GE. Spatial-frequency requirements for reading revisited. Vision Research. 2012. 62:139-47. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Legge GE. Spatial-frequency cutoff requirements for pattern recognition in central and peripheral vision. Vision Research. 2011. 51(18):1995-2007. View in: PubMed

Lee HW, Kwon M, Legge GE, Gefroh JJ. Training improves reading speed in peripheral vision: is it due to attention? Journal of Vision. 2010. 10(6):18. View in: PubMed

Jiang YH, Kwon M, Shim WM, Won BY. Redundancy effect in the perception and memory of visual objects in clutter. Visual Cognition. 2010. 18(9):1233-1252.

Zhang P, Bao M, Kwon M, He S, Engel SA. Effects of orientation-specific visual deprivation induced with altered reality. Current Biology. 2009. 19(22):1956-60. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Legge GE, Fang F, Cheong AM, He S. Adaptive changes in visual cortex following prolonged contrast reduction. Journal of Vision. 2009. 9(2):20.1-16. View in: PubMed

Kwon M, Legge GE, Dubbels BR. Developmental changes in the visual span for reading. Vision Research. 2007. 47(22):2889-900. View in: PubMed