The Eye-Brain Lab focuses on the understanding and treatment of human conditions that lead to vision loss and degeneration of the eye-brain connections. We use animal models of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, the most common acute optic neuropathy in adults, hypoxia, and others. We also perform studies of the human eye-brain network by using advanced optical, vascular, and brain imaging techniques to measure changes in the structure of the eye and the brain due to various neuro-ophthalmic diseases.
The Stanford Human Ocular Motor Lab focuses on clinical assessments of visual function, structure, and visual rehabilitation. We use video infrared eye trackers to measure eye behavior in hundreds of subjects with a variety of vision and eye movement issues. Our research focuses on how important visual function, such as reading and watching scenery (e.g. on TV), is affected by eye and brain diseases. The goal is that one day, we can use eye behavior to understand how different neuro-ophthalmic diseases impact visual function and to design better rehabilitation to help patients improve their visual function and quality of life.
At the Stanford Center for Optic Disc Drusen at the Byers Eye Institute, we have a premier group of faculty dedicated to investigating optic nerve damage, with hopes that we can protect and restore vision in patients with this condition. These include investigators who specialize in studies of the retina, optic nerve, and brain. We also have experts in clinical trial design who can help translate our findings to novel clinical studies.
In the Moss Lab, our focus is the development of novel techniques for diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the eye and brain and applying these tools to learn about these diseases. Our current emphasis is on diseases of the optic nerve, with a focus on papilledema and other changes to the eye caused by high intracranial pressure, which occurs in brain tumors, venous sinus thrombosis, pseudotumor cerebrii (idiopathic intracranial hypertension), hydrocephalus and many other conditions.
At Stanford Performance Vision & Human Perception Lab, we are committed to understanding, enabling and enhancing the dynamic relationship between our eyes, brain and technology to improve the overall quality of our lives.