External Links: Neuro-Ophthalmology | Canadian Ophthalmology Group Online


  • Dr. J. Barton, Professor & Division Head
  • Dr. M. Aroichane, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Dr. J. Chuo, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. K. Kowal, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. J. Lindley, Clinical Professor
  • Dr. C. Lyons, Professor
  • Dr. A. Neufeld, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. B. Sexton, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. C. A. Sheldon, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Dr. S. Simpson, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. S. Teja, Clinical Instructor


Goals of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Division:

  • To provide a high quality full time clinical consultation service for physicians in British Columbia who have patients with neuro-ophthalmic problems.
  • To teach medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians fundamental principles of management of patients with neuro-ophthalmic disease.
  • To develop new knowledge in neuro-ophthalmology through clinical and basic research in conjunction with other clinical and basic research scientists.
  • To manage scarce resources wisely through effective evidence based practice.

There are 10 neuro-ophthalmic consultation clinics per week at the various affiliated hospitals. Ninety percent of the patients in these clinics are involved with clinical teaching, and twenty percent are involved with clinical research. Off site consultation services are provided outside of regular clinics at Vancouver Hospital, UBC Hospital, Providence Hospitals, Children’s Hospital and GF Strong Rehabilitation Institute. The active members of the division are available for telephone consultations from physicians throughout BC and the western provinces and territories. The associate members manage the neuro-ophthalmic patients in their geographic areas in consultation with the active members. The active and associate members provide backup call for each other during periods of absence.

Select Publications

For a more detailed list of publications, please visit the main UBC Neuro-Ophthalmology website.

Abegg M, Manoach DS, Barton JJS. Knowing the future: partial foreknowledge effects on the programming of prosaccades and antisaccades. Vision Res 2011; 51: 215-21.

Abegg M, Sharma N, Barton JJS. Antisaccades generate two types of saccadic inhibition. Biol Psychol2012; 89: 191-4.

Dalrymple KA, Birmingham E, Bischof W, Barton JJS, Kingstone A. Experiencing simultanagnosia through windowed viewing of complex social scenes. Brain Res 2011; 1367: 265-77.

Dalrymple KA, Birmingham E, Bischof W, Barton JJS, Kingstone A. Opening a window on attention: Documenting and simulating recovery from simultanagnosia. Cortex 2011; 47: 787-99.

Dalrymple KA, Oruç I, Duchaine B, Fox CJ, Iaria G, Handy TC, Barton JJS. The neuroanatomic basis of the face-selective N170 in acquired prosopagnosia: a combined ERP/fMRI study. Neuropsychologia2011; 49: 2553-63.

Dyckman KA, Lee AKC, Agam Y, Isom M, Friedman J, Goff DC, Barton JJS, Manoach DS. Abnormally persistent fMRI activation during antisaccades in schizophrenia: a neural correlate of perseveration? Schizophrenia Res 2011; 132: 62-8 .

Fox CJ, Hanif HM, Iaria G, Duchaine BC, Barton JJS. Perceptual and anatomic patterns of selective deficits in facial identity and expression processing. Neuropsychologia 2011; 49: 3188-200.

Lai M, Oruç I, Barton JJS. Facial age aftereffects show partial identity invariance and transfer from hands to faces. Cortex 2012: 48: 477-86.

Lee AKC, Hämäläinen MS, Dyckman KA, Barton JJ, Manoach DS. Saccadic preparation in frontal eye field is modulated by distinct trial history effects as revealed by magnetoencephalography. Cerebral Cortex 2011; 21: 245-53.

Lim TS, Lee HY, Barton JJS, Moon SY. Deficits in face perception in the amnestic form of mild cognitive impairment. J Neurol Sci 2011; 309: 123–127.

Liu I, Levy RM, Barton JJS, Iaria G. Age and gender differences in various topographic strategies. Brain Res2011; 1410: 112-9.

Ogun O, Viswanathan J, Barton JJS. The effect of central (macula) sparing on contralateral line bisection bias: a study with virtual hemianopia. Neuropsychologia 2011; 49: 3377-82.

Oruç I, Barton JJS. Adaptation improves face identity discrimination. Proc Roy Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2011; 278: 2591–2597.

Oruç I, Guo XM, Barton JJS. Gender in facial representations: a contrast-based study of adaptation within and between the sexes. PLoSONE 2011; 6: e16251.

Oruç I, Krigolson O, Dalrymple K, Nagamatsu LS, Handy TC, Barton JJS. Bootstrap analysis of the single subject with event related potentials. Cogn Neuropsychol 2011; 28: 322-37.

Pfeffer G, Abegg M, Vertinsky AT, Ceccherini I, Caroli F, Barton JJS. The ocular motor features of adult-onset Alexander disease: a case and review of the literature. J Neuroophthalmol 2011; 31: 155-9.

Pichler P, Dosani M, Oruç I, Barton JJS. The nature of upright and inverted face representations:   an adaptation-transfer study of configuration. Cortex 2012; 48: 725-36.

Ross M, Lanyon LJ, Viswanathan J, Manoach DS, Barton JJS. Human prosaccades and antisaccades under risk: effects of penalties and rewards on visual selection and action value. Neuroscience2011; 196: 168-77.

Sharp M, Viswanathan J, Lanyon LJ, Barton JJS. Sensitivity and bias in decision-making under risk: evaluating the perception of reward, its probability and value. PLoSONE 2012; 7: e33460: 1-9.

Sheldon C, Abegg M, Sekunova A, Barton JJS. The word-length effect in acquired alexia, real and virtual hemianopia .   Neuropsychologia 2012; 50: 841-51.

Simpson S, Abegg M, Barton JJS. Rapid adaptation of visual search in simulated hemianopia. Cerebral Cortex 2011; 21: 1593-601.

Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW, Bergsma DP, Barton JJS, Paffen CLE. Measuring palinopsia: characteristics of a persevering visual sensation from cerebral pathology. J Neurol Sci 2012; 316: 184-8.