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Recent Submissions

  • Neonatal Glycemia and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years 

    McKinlay, Christopher J.D.; Alsweiler, Jane M.; Ansell, Judith M.; Anstice, Nicola S.; Chase, J. Geoffrey; Gamble, Gregory D.; Harris, Deborah L.; Jacobs, Robert J.; Jiang, Yannan; Paudel, Nabin; Signal, Matthew; Thompson, Benjamin; Wouldes, Trecia A.; Yu, Tzu-Ying; Harding, Jane E. (Massachusetts Medical Society, 2015-10-15)
    Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common and readily treatable risk factor for neurologic impairment in children. Although associations between prolonged symptomatic neonatal hypoglycemia and brain injury are well established,1 ...
  • Multisensory attention training for treatment of tinnitus 

    Spiegel, Daniel P.; Linford, T.; Thompson, Benjamin; Petoe, Matt A.; Kobayashi, K.; Stinear, Cathy M.; Searchfield, Grant D. (Springer Nature, 2015-05-28)
    Tinnitus is the conscious perception of sound with no physical sound source. Some models of tinnitus pathophysiology suggest that networks associated with attention, memory, distress and multisensory experience are involved ...
  • Fluoxetine Does Not Enhance Visual Perceptual Learning and Triazolam Specifically Impairs Learning Transfer 

    Lagas, Alice K.; Black, Joanna M.; Byblow, Winston D.; Fleming, Melanie K.; Goodman, Lucy K.; Kydd, Robert R.; Russell, Bruce R.; Stinear, Cathy M.; Thompson, Benjamin (Frontiers Media, 2016-10-19)
    The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine significantly enhances adult visual cortex plasticity within the rat. This effect is related to decreased gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mediated inhibition and identifies ...
  • MRI guided brain stimulation without the use of a neuro-navigation system. 

    Vaghefi, Ehsan; Cai, Peng; Fang, Fang; Byblow, Winston D.; Stinear, Cathy M.; Thompson, Benjamin (Hindawi Publishing, 2015-01-01)
    A key issue in the field of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) is the accurate localization of scalp positions that correspond to targeted cortical areas. The current gold standard is to combine structural and functional ...
  • Fatigue related impairments in oculomotor control are prevented by caffeine 

    Connell, Charlotte J. W.; Thompson, Benjamin; Kuhn, Gustav; Claffey, Michael P.; Duncan, Shelley; Gant, Nicholas (Nature, 2016-05-25)
    Strenuous exercise can result in an inability of the central nervous system to drive skeletal muscle effectively, a phenomenon known as central fatigue. The impact of central fatigue on the oculomotor system is currently ...
  • Fine Motor Skills of Children With Amblyopia Improve Following Binocular Treatment 

    Webber, Ann L.; Wood, Joanne M.; Thompson, Benjamin (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2016-09-08)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether reduced fine motor skills in children with amblyopia improve after binocular treatment and whether improvements are sustained once treatment has ceased. Methods: ...
  • The Effects of tDCS Across the Spatial Frequencies and Orientations that Comprise the Contrast Sensitivity Function 

    Richard, Bruno; Johnson, Aaron P.; Thompson, Benjamin; Hansen, Bruce C. (Frontiers Media, 2015-11-27)
    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has recently been employed in traditional psychophysical paradigms in an effort to measure direct manipulations on spatial frequency channel operations in the early visual ...
  • Exercise-Induced Fatigue and Caffeine Supplementation Affect Psychomotor Performance but Not Covert Visuo-Spatial Attention 

    Connell, Charlotte J. W.; Thompson, Benjamin; Kuhn, Gustav; Gant, Nicholas (Public Library of Science, 2016-10-21)
    Fatigue resulting from strenuous exercise can impair cognition and oculomotor control. These impairments can be prevented by administering psychostimulants such as caffeine. This study used two experiments to explore the ...
  • The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on contrast sensitivity and visual evoked potential amplitude in adults with amblyopia 

    Ding, Zhaofeng; Li, Jinrong; Spiegel, Daniel P.; Chen, Zidong; Chan, Lily; Luo, Guangwei; Yuan, Junpeng; Deng, Daming; Yu, Minbin; Thompson, Benjamin (Springer Nature, 2016-01-14)
    Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of vision that occurs when the visual cortex receives decorrelated inputs from the two eyes during an early critical period of development. Amblyopic eyes are subject to suppression ...
  • Preschool children's vision screening in New Zealand: a retrospective evaluation of referral accuracy 

    Langeslag-Smith, Miriam A; Vandal, Alain C; Briane, Vincent; Thompson, Benjamin; Anstice, Nicola S (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015-11-27)
    Objectives To assess the accuracy of preschool vision screening in a large, ethnically diverse, urban population in South Auckland, New Zealand. Design Retrospective longitudinal study. Methods B4 School Check vision ...
  • An Optokinetic Nystagmus Detection Method for Use With Young Children 

    Sangi, Mehrdad; Thompson, Benjamin; Turuwhenua, Jason (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-03-05)
    The detection of vision problems in early childhood can prevent neurodevelopmental disorders such as amblyopia. However, accurate clinical assessment of visual function in young children is challenging. optokinetic nystagmus ...
  • Prenatal exposure to recreational drugs affects global motion perception in preschool children 

    Chakraborty, Arijit; Anstice, Nicola S.; Jacobs, Robert J.; LaGasse, Linda L.; Lester, Barry M.; Wouldes, Trecia A.; Thompson, Benjamin (Springer Nature, 2015-11-19)
    Prenatal exposure to recreational drugs impairs motor and cognitive development; however it is currently unknown whether visual brain areas are affected. To address this question, we investigated the effect of prenatal ...
  • The tear ferning test: a simple clinical technique to evaluate the ocular tear film 

    Masmali, Ali M.; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J. (Wiley, 2014-08-20)
    A healthy tear film is very important for many major functions of the ocular surface. Dry eye disease is a significant clinical problem that needs to be solved but the poor correlation between clinical signs and reported ...
  • Comparison of a new portable digital meniscometer and optical coherence tomography in tear meniscus radius measurement 

    Bandlitz, Stefan; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J.; Pult, Heiko (Wiley, 2013-10-07)
    Purpose Non-invasive measurement of tear meniscus radius (TMR) is useful in the assessment of tear volume for dry eye diagnosis. This study investigates the agreement between a new, portable, slit-lamp mounted, digital ...
  • A New Portable Digital Meniscometer 

    Bandlitz, Stefan; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J.; Pult, Heiko; Bron, Anthony J. (Wolters Kluwer, 2014-01)
    Purpose: The aims of this study were (i) to develop a new portable slit-lamp mounted digital meniscometer (PDM) and (ii) to test its accuracy and repeatability compared to the existing Yokoi et al. videomeniscometer ...
  • Agreement in dry eye management between optometrists and general practitioners in primary health care in the Netherlands 

    Van Tilborg, Mirjam M.; Murphy, Paul J.; Evans, Katharine S.E. (Elsevier, 2015-04-18)
    Purpose To investigate the agreement in dry eye care management between general practitioners (GPs) and optometrists in the Netherlands. Methods A web-based survey was used to investigate the agreement in symptoms ...
  • Application of a new grading scale for tear ferning in non-dry eye and dry eye subjects 

    Masmali, Ali M.; AL-Qhtani, Sultan; Al-Gasham, Talha M.; El-Hiti, Gamal A.; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J. (Elsevier, 2014-09-14)
    Purpose To apply the Masmali tear ferning (TF) grading scale on non-dry eye (NDE) and dry eye (DE) subjects to test the validity of the grading scale in practice, and to describe the grading scale range for NDE and ...
  • Repeatability and Diurnal Variation of Tear Ferning Test 

    Masmali, Ali M.; Al-Bahlal, Jarallah M.; El-Hiti, Gamal A.; Akhtar, Saeed; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J.; Almubrad, Turki (Wolters Kluwer, 2015-09-01)
    Objectives: To investigate tear ferning (TF) test repeatability between sessions by observing changes in the tear fern pattern during the day. Methods: Twenty-three healthy young adults (15 men and 8 women), ranging in ...
  • The Relationship between Tear Meniscus Regularity and Conjunctival Folds 

    Bandlitz, Stefan; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J.; Pult, Heiko (Wolters Kluwer, 2014-09-01)
    Purpose: To investigate the capability of a new portable digital meniscometer (PDM) to measure tear meniscus radius (TMR) and tear meniscus height (TMH) at different locations along the lower lid and to evaluate relationships ...
  • Relationship between Corneal Sensation, Blinking, and Tear Film Quality 

    Nosch, Daniela Sonja; Pult, Heiko; Albon, Julie; Purslow, Christine; Murphy, Paul J. (Wolters Kluwer, 2016-05-01)
    Purpose: To examine the possible role of corneal sensitivity and tear film quality in triggering a blink by investigating the relationship between blink rate, central corneal sensitivity threshold (CST), ocular surface ...

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