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Anthony J. Adams

409 Minor Hall
(510) 642-4221
adams@berkeley.edu
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AFFILIATIONS Professor Emeritus of Vision Science and Optometry,
Dean Emeritus Optometry, 1992-2001
RESEARCH I’m working on mapping out the functional connectivity of the retina. The amount we know about the retina is awe-inspiring, and yet, no one has effectively brought that knowledge to bear in an effort to building the retina in silicone. I’m starting small – isolating a single retinal circuit (the directional selective circuit) – and integrating experimental work with computational modeling to fully map out how exactly the retinal cells encode a function. I’m guided by the mantra – If you can’t build it, you don’t understand it.

Selected Publications

Han Y, Bearse MA, Schneck ME, Barez S, Jacobsen C, Adams AJ. Towards optimal filtering of “standard” multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) responses: Findings in normals and diabetic patients. B J Ophthalmol 88:4;543-540, 2004.

Bearse MA, Han Y, Schneck ME, Adams AJ. Retinal function in normal and diabetic eyes mapped with the slow flash multifocal electroretinogram.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 45:296-304, 2004.

Han Y, Adams AJ, Bearse MA, Schneck ME. Multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) and short wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP) measures in diabetic eyes with little or no retinopathy. Archives of Ophthalmology. In press February, 2004.

Han Y, Bearse MA, Schneck ME, Barez S, et al. Multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) delays identify sites of subsequent diabetic retinopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 45; 948-954, 2004.

Schneck ME, Bearse MA, Han Y, Barez S, Jacobsen C, Adams AJ “Comparison of mfERG implicit time measures for detecting functional change in early diabetic eye disease”  Documenta Ophthalmologica, submitted March 2004.

Schneck ME, Fortune B, Adams AJ “Changes in the Human ERG in Response to Induced Variations in Blood Glucose” Documenta Ophthalmologica, submitted March 2004.

Bearse MA, Han Y, Schneck ME, Barez S, Jacobsen C, Adams AJ “Local Multifocal Oscillatory Potential Abnormalities in Diabetes and Early Diabetic Retinopathy” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, submitted March 2004.

Han Y, Schneck ME, Bearse MA, Barez S, Jacobsen C, Jewell NP, Adams AJ “Formulation and Evaluation of a Predictive Model to Identify the Sites of Future Diabetic Retinopathy” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, submitted April 8, 2004.