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Juju Fars

PhD vision science

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Binocular vision and 3D perception

My research concentrates on human vision and in particular on the binocular perception associated with amblyopia.
Amblyopia, also known as 'lazy eye', is the most common cause of vision dysfunction in children that disrupts binocular function. It is caused by a misalignment (strabismus) or mismatch (anisometropia) between the eyes during childhood. In amblyopia, the brain uses only one eye to see, sacrificing the vision of the weaker eye and seriously impairing binocular vision. Understanding the normal trajectory of binocular vision development, the failure of development and the potential for recovery is essential to reduce visual deficits throughout life.

To this end, my work involves developing psychophysical tests to assess participants with amblyopia and investigating the effects of visual training on perception. I also aim to undertake high-resolution neurochemical, functional and structural imaging to gain insight into the neural markers of binocular visual learning in adult human amblyopes.