Martin J. Steinbach (email@example.com)
Research interests: I study oculomotor function in
patients having surgical or pharmacological treatment of strabismus.
Pre and post-treatment measures provide insights as to the sources of information
the brain uses to stay informed of the position of the eyes in the orbit.
A second major focus of my research concerns the development of visual
function in children who have had an eye removed early in life. I
compare the effects of total visual deprivation from enucleation with the
partial deprivation and binocular competitive effects from strabismus,
measuring psychophysical and oculomotor functions. We also study patients
with macular degeneration, retraining their eye movements so that they learn to
see with parts of their retina that still function.
Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology & Biology at York University.
President, Vision Health
Research Council of Canada
Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Ophthalmology Research, University
Director, Vision Science Research
Program, Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute (Vision Science
Research Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Toronto Western
Vision Science Research Program: Dr. Steinbach is
also the Director of the Vision Science Research Program. This is a joint
University of Toronto/University Health Network program based at the Toronto
Western Hospital. The research carried out by the scientists at this
site is concerned with the molecular genetics of blinding eye diseases,
the biophysics and psychophysics of glaucoma, oculomotor control in normal
and visually-disabled humans, as well as with experimental therapies for
macular degeneration. The program sponsors a number of graduate fellowships
at the University of Toronto. The funding is at MRC/NSERC levels
and is for U of T graduate students whose dissertation projects are related
to vision health. For more information, visit the VSRP
website or contact:
Vision Science Research Program,
Toronto Western Hospital Research Institute,
399 Bathurst Street,
6-304 Main Pavilion,
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8,
- Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo
- Diana Tajik
- Luminita Tarita-Nistor
- Niechwiej-Szwedo, E. & Steinbach, M. J.
(2008) Afferent and efferent contributions to knowledge of eye position. In
Advances in Understanding Mechanisms and Treatment of Infantile Forms of
Nystagmus (a tribute to Louis F. Dell\'Osso). R. John Leigh & Michael W.
Devereaux (Eds.), Oxford University Press (in press).
- Steeves, J.K.E., Gonzalez, E.G., & Steinbach,
M.J. (2008) Vision with one eye: A review of visual function following
unilateral enucleation. Spatial Vision (in press).
- Gonzalez, E. G., Tarita-Nistor, L.,
Markowitz, S. N. & Steinbach, M. J. (2007) Computer-based test to measure
optimal visual acuity in age-related macular degeneration. Investigative
Ophthalmology & Vision Science 48 4838-4845.
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