Liggins Institute seminar: Harnessing brain plasticity to treat amblyopia (“lazy eye”) Event as iCalendar

26 June 2013

4 - 5pm

Venue: Seminar Room 505-003, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Amblyopia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the visual cortex that can be challenging to treat in childhood and that is often considered to be untreatable in adulthood due to insufficient brain plasticity. I will present a series of studies which indicate that both binocular perceptual learning and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques can improve visual function in patients with amblyopia, possibly by reducing inhibitory interactions within the visual cortex.

Presented by: Dr Ben Thompson , Senior Lecturer, Optometry and Vision Science, Medical and Health Sciences

For more information please feel free to contact the Liggins Seminar Series co-chairs:

Elise Donovan Phone: 649 923 4776 Email:

Clint Gray Phone: 649 923 4785 Email: