Faculty Research Interest Summaries

Randy Kardon

  • Relationship of visual dysfunction to pupillomotor responsiveness to light
  • Pharmacology of the central and peripheral pupillomotor pathways
  • Autonomic disorders of pupillary function
  • Risk factors in the pathogenesis of optic nerve diseases
  • Multifocal electroretinogram in diagnosing visual loss
  • Correlation of structure and function of the visual system
  • Studies of the dynamics of the blood flow to the choroid and retina
  • Optical imaging of retinal function

Michael Wall

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Etiology and Treatment
  • Mechanisms of perimetric variability
  • Use of large sized perimetric stimuli
  • New perimetric techniques
  • Sensory visual system information processing with emphasis on the application of visual physiology and neural networks to development of new clinical visual tests.

Reid Longmuir

  • Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Visual Field Testing
  • Visual Field Reading Center for multicenter clinical trials

Steve Stasheff

  • Fundamental physiologic mechanisms of neurologic diseases affecting the visual system
  • The role that central nervous system (CNS) plasticity may play in both the pathogenesis and potential treatments for neurologic diseases affecting the visual system.
  • Ongoing investigations aim to better understand electrophysiologic changes that occur in hereditary retinal degeneration, a central feature of many neurodegenerative disorders in children and adults, including those that cause severe mental retardation, motor disability, and seizures.

Matthew Thurtell

  • Eye-movement disorders and their treatment
  • Eye movement kinematics
  • Clinical neuro-ophthalmology
  • Clinical neuro-otology

Chris Johnson

  • Perimetry, Visual Field Testing and Psychophysical Evaluation of Glaucoma and Retinal Diseases
  • Development of Automated Diagnostic Test Procedures
  • Imaging and Topography of the Optic Nerve Head and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer
  • Visual Factors Related to Task Performance in Transportation/Aviation & Industry
  • Motion and Flicker Perception
  • Visual Field Reading Center for multicenter clinical trials

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