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

Behav Brain Res. 1999 Sep;103(2):135-43
Steeves JK, Reed MJ, Steinbach MJ, Kraft SP
Exp Brain Res. 1998 Apr;119(4):475-82
Dengis CA, Steinbach MJ, Kraft SP
Science. 1998 Apr 17;280(5362):361
Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 1998 Jan;38(2):327-31
Dengis CA, Simpson TL, Steinbach MJ, Ono H
Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Jun;115(6):748-50
Goltz HC, Steinbach MJ, Gallie BL
Vision Res. 1997 Mar;37(6):789-98
Goltz HC, Irving EL, Steinbach MJ, Eizenman M
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1996 Nov-Dec;33(6):307-13
Goltz HC, Irving EL, Hill JA, Kraft SP, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 1996 Oct;36(19):3237-42
Dengis CA, Steinbach MJ, Ono H, Gunther LN, Fanfarillo R, Steeves JK, Postiglione S

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Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto