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3rd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress

London, UK

Janette Atkinson


Janette Atkinson

University College London, UK

Biography

Janette Atkinson is an internationally renowned pioneer in research on normal and abnormal visual development in infants and young children, directing Visual Development Unit at Cambridge University, UCL London University and Oxford University. Together with collaborators in ophthalmology, visual neuroscience, optometry and pediatric neurology, she has broken new ground in devising novel visual tests and techniques to understand visual brain development and used these findings to assess and remediate visual impairment. She has over 150 peer-reviewed publications in leading international journals. She has been honored by election to fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Academia Europaea, and the British Academy and awarded Kurt Koffka Medal of Giessen University for research in visual science. In addition, she was awarded Davida Teller Award of Vision Sciences Society in 2016 for her outstanding contribution to vision research.

Abstract

Abstract : Cerebral visual impairment: dorsal stream vulnerability from amblyopia and autism to attention