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.

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Can J Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;41(3):327-32
Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Jun;47(6):2478-84
Irving EL, Steinbach MJ, Lillakas L, Babu RJ, Hutchings N
Cephalalgia. 2006 Jun;26(6):660-71
Wilkinson F, Karanovic O, Ross EC, Lillakas L, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 2006 Aug;46(16):2487-98
Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ
Can J Ophthalmol. 2006 Feb;41(1):15-6
Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 2006 Jul;46(14):2268-79
Niechwiej-Szwedo E, González E, Bega S, Verrier MC, Wong AM, Steinbach MJ
Exp Brain Res. 2006 Feb;169(1):139-43
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Lillakas L, Dennis M, Steinbach MJ
Perception. 2005;34(10):1181-92
González EG, Ono H, Lam E, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 2006 Apr;46(8-9):1432-9
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Eizenman M, Lillakas L, Westall C, To T, Dennis M, Steinbach MJ
Neurology. 2005 Jun 28;64(12):2098-101
Salman MS, Sharpe JA, Eizenman M, Lillakas L, To T, Westall C, Steinbach MJ, Dennis M



Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto