Visual behavior

Robert M. Douglas, Trevor J. McGill, Glen T. Prusky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Because repairing visual dysfunction is the primary goal of therapy for retinal disease, a quantification of visual function is imperative for the evaluation of potential treatments for these diseases. The Visual Water Task and the Virtual Optokinetic System have been developed to conduct behavioral tests of vision in rodent models of retinal disease. These tests are less invasive and often more sensitive than physiological or anatomical measures of retinal function. Moreover, discrepancies between different measures of retinal function suggest that central and retinal adaptations may complicate the disease process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnimal Models for Retinal Diseases
EditorsLok-Hou Pang, Abbot Clark
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0893-2336
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6045


  • Acuity
  • Behavior
  • Retinal disease
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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