Strabismus, Genetics and the Developing Brain

Professor Elizabeth Engle

Meeting:  2011 RANZCO


Date: 21 Nov 2011

Session Title: Sir Norman Gregg Lecture

Session Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Through collaboration with ophthalmologists world-wide, the Engle lab has ascertained families with different complex forms of strabismus, including Duane, Moebius, and the congenital fibrosis syndromes. Through a combination of clinical, genetic, and anatomic studies, the lab has found that these disorders do not result not from errors in extraocular muscle development. Instead, they result from errors in brain development, including errors in motor neuron identity and in axon growth and guidance.