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

Pediatr Neurol. 2008 Jan;38(1):16-9
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Lillakas L, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 2007 Dec;47(26):3315-23
Niechwiej-Szwedo E, González EG, Bahl B, Verrier MC, Wong AM, Steinbach MJ
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007 Oct;48(10):4838-45
González EG, Tarita-Nistor L, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ
J Vestib Res. 2006;16(6):265-72
Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Spigelman AJ, Steinbach MJ
Childs Nerv Syst. 2007 Nov;23(11):1269-74
Salman MS, Lillakas L, Dennis M, Steinbach MJ, Sharpe JA
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007 Apr;49(4):289-93
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Lillakas L, Steinbach MJ, Dennis M
Can J Neurol Sci. 2006 Nov;33(4):372-8
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Eizenman M, Lillakas L, To T, Westall C, Steinbach MJ, Dennis M
J Child Neurol. 2006 Dec;21(12):1025-31
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Eizenman M, Lillakas L, To T, Westall C, Dennis M, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 2007 Jan;47(1):136-44
González EG, Weinstock M, Steinbach MJ
Can J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;41(3):333-9
González EG, Teichman J, Lillakas L, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ

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Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto