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Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570

+44 1223 790975

Vivienne C. Greenstein

Vivienne C. Greenstein

Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Biography
The long-term objectives of Dr. Greenstein†research are: To understand the mechanisms involved in diseases affecting the retina and optic nerve and to improve methods for detecting retinal and/or optic nerve damage caused by these diseases. A variety of structural (e.g., SD-OCT) and functional measures (e.g. visual fields, microperimetry, color vision, multifocal ERG and VEP) are used to test specific hypotheses about the sites and mechanisms of diseases affecting the retina and/or optic nerve. The multifocal ERG provides measures of local retinal activity and the multifocal VEP provides local topographical information i.e. an objective measurement of the visual field. Dr. Greenstein is currently examining the relationship between local measures of visual function and underlying retinal structure in patients with Stargardt disease and retinitis pigmentosa. The thickness of retinal layers measured with SD-OCT is compared to areas of hyper- and hypoautofluorescence and to visual field sensitivities assessed with fundus-tracking microperimetry.
Research Interest

visual function and retina

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