VisionScienceList: CVNet - ARVO SIG meeting

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Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 07:29:40 PDT

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    New Approaches to Treatment of Adult Amblyopia -- ARVO special interest
    group (SIG)

    ARVO SIG Monday 30th April, 1.45pm-3.15pm, Room 315.

    New Approaches to Treatment of Adult Amblyopia
    Organizer - Uri Polat (contact at

    Adult Amblyopia is generally not treated due to the assumption that adults
    no longer have cortical plasticity. Studies of the last decade have
    demonstrated improvement of visual functions that can attributed to
    plasticity in the adult visual system, including in adults with amblyopia.

    This SIG will present and discuss the current treatment techniques, recent
    perceptual learning results, plasticity, and neural-based models of

    SIG Outline:
    Part 1: Clinical Treatment of Amblyopia - rationale and efficacy
    Part 2: Cortical Plasticity
    Part 3: Models of Amblyopia
    Part 4: Discussion

    Michael Belkin - Goldschelger Eye Research Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    David Guyton - Wilmer eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
    Robert Reinecke - Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
    Ken Ciuffreda - SUNY College of Optometry, New York
    Yuzo Chino - College of Optometry, University of Houston, Houston
    Dov Sagi - Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
    Robert Hess - McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Vineeta Sharma - NeuroVision Inc.
    Uri Polat - Goldschelger Eye Research Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel &
    NeuroVision Inc.

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