Visual Function Assessment Core

 

Overview of Services

To fully understand the mammalian visual system requires an accurate assessment of visual system function which is often compromised in diseases of the retina, optic nerve, cornea, and lens. The Visual Function Assessment Core provides the technical expertise and instrumentation for scientists at Augusta University to analyze visual function in rodent models of ocular disease. The Visual Function Assessment Core is funded by the prestigious National Eye Institute (NEI) Center Core Grant for Vision Research (P30) awarded to the Vision Discovery Institute (VDI) of Augusta University. Visual assessments included in this core include:

  •  Electroretinography (ERG)
  •  Optomotor response (OMR)
  •  Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)
  •  Fundoscopy and fluorescein angiography (FA)
  •  Slit-lamp biomicroscopy
  •  Laser induction of vasculopathy
  •  Measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP)

Links and Resources

  1. VDI at Augusta University

 

Leadership

Sylvia Smith, PhD Director 706-721-3449 SBSMITH@augusta.edu
Amany Tawfik Co-Director 706-721-3449 ATAWFIK@augusta.edu
       
       

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are closed on the holidays listed below.

Carl Sanders Research and Education Building

1460 Laney Walker Blvd.

Augusta, GA

Carl Sanders Research and Education Building

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Barbara Mysona, PhD
Co-manager
 
706-721-3449/3895
 
BMYSONA@augusta.edu
 
CB2908
 
Haiyan Xiao, PhD
Co-Manager
 
706-721-3449/7392
 
HXIAO@augusta.edu
 
CB2908
 
Vision Core Facility

 

 
P30MODULE1@augusta.edu
 

 

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