Martin J Steinbach

Martin J Steinbach, PhD

Eye Movements and Visual Processes in People with Normal or with Disordered Vision
People with eyes that do not align, a condition called strabismus, will frequently have surgical or pharmacological treatment of their eye muscles. By studying the adaptations made after these treatments, we gain insight as to the kinds of information the brain uses to stay informed about the positions and movements of the eyes.

I also study children who grow up with only one normal eye, either because the other eye has been removed in early childhood because of retinoblastoma, or because of an early onset strabismus. The changes in various visual functions (depth perception, acuity, eye movements, etc) gives us insights about the plasticity of the developing visual system as well as suggestions as to the timing of intervention.

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.

Related Links

Vision Res. 1972 Jul;12(7):1307-11
Steinbach MJ, Pearce DG
Vision Res. 1972 Feb;12(2):353-6
Richards W, Steinbach MJ
J Exp Psychol. 1971 Aug;89(2):229-39
Hardt ME, Held R, Steinbach MJ
J Exp Psychol. 1969 Nov;82(2):366-76
Steinbach MJ
Science. 1968 Jul 12;161(3837):187-8
Steinbach MJ, Held R



Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto