How Exotropes Alternate to Make Accurate Saccades to Visual Targets
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Speaker:Jonathan C. Horton M.D., Ph.D. William F. Hoyt Professor of Ophthalmology Beckman Vision Center, UCSF
Meeting room:Room 204 - Main Conference Room
Patients with exotropia are able to make accurate saccades to visual targets, often using either eye.
· Which eye provides information to the brain regarding target location?
· How is that information shared by the oculomotor system, enabling the subject to use either eye for target acquisition?
· How does the onset of strabismus affect the topographic map in the superior colliculus, a major supranuclear structure involved in saccade generation?
These questions will be addressed to explain how exotropes adapt to misalignment of their visual axes.
Laboratory Website: http://vision.ucsf.edu/hortonlab/