Visiting Scholars Program - Lisa Ostrin, PhD

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Environmental and Behavioral Influences on Circadian Rhythm and Eye Growth 

To examine the role of environmental exposures and behaviors in myopia, we have carried out a series of experiments investigating associations between light exposure, circadian rhythm, and refractive status,  Here, I will discuss ocular and system diurnal rhythms in children, and links between light exposure and the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.  Additionally, I will present preliminar results validating newly developed objective range finding instruments to quantify near work and to demonstrate their utility in continuous, objective measurement of working distance.

Lisa Ostrin, OD, PhD, Assistant Professor 
University of Houston College of Optometry 

Hosted by: Timothy Gawne, PhD, UAB Dept. Optometry and Vision Science

Friday, February 14 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Henry Peters Building, 303
1716 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff

Department
Vision Science Research Center
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