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Visual Development (VS21292)

This course presents the development of normal and abnormal vision, from the basic underlying principles and supporting science to the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions resulting from abnormal development, such as strabismus and amblyopia. Basic topics include: testing vision in human infants, the normal and abnormal development of animal’s neural visual system, the effects of monocular eye closure, strabismus, anisometropia and astigmatism on the development of the visual system and visual behavior, and the sensitive period for neuroplasticity. Research on the nature of vision in amblyopia and binocular vision loss in patients is then described and related to the mechanisms revealed in the first parts of the course.

  • Lecture Hours: 21
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Patient Care Hours: 0
  • Seminar / Online Hours: 0
  • Grade Type: Letter