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

J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 1988 May-Jun;25(3):115-8
Steinbach MJ, Smith DR, Crawford JS
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1987 Nov;28(11):1870-2
Steinbach MJ, Kirshner EL, Arstikaitis MJ
Vision Res. 1987;27(10):1737-44
Steinbach MJ
Acta Psychol (Amst). 1986 Dec;63(1-3):297-306
Steinbach MJ
Arch Ophthalmol. 1986 Aug;104(8):1148-9
Steinbach MJ
Can J Psychol. 1985 Sep;39(3):476-8
Steinbach MJ, Howard IP, Ono H
Can J Psychol. 1984 Sep;38(3):369-85
Tytla ME, Steinbach MJ
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1984 Apr;25(4):471-6
Richmond FJ, Johnston WS, Baker RS, Steinbach MJ
Vision Res. 1983;23(12):1735-7
Ono H, Steinbach MJ



Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto