Ronald E Carr

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Ronald Carr

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology

Contact Info

Address
560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212/263-7360

Research Summary

We combine clinical research in hereditary diseases of the retina and basic studies on how the retina operates. Over several years, we have amassed a patient group with a large number of hereditary retinal degenerations with major emphasis on retinitis pigmentosa and allied disorders and hereditary macular degenerations. To diagnose and categorize these various disorders, we draw from a wide range of psychophysical and electrophysiologic tests of retinal function, including dark adaptation, retinal sensitivity profiles, full-field and focal electroretinography, electro-oculography, and visually evoked responses. We are also involved with a group of molecular geneticists who have a strong interest in gene localization studies in patients with autosomal dominant and x-linked recessive retinal disorders.

At a more basic level, we assess in humans all three cone systems both psychophysically and electrophysiologically. Using normal values, we are beginning to understand the initial pathologic abnormalities in certain photoreceptor diseases and more accurately follow their pathologic sequences.

Research Interests

Hereditary Diseases and Electrophysiology of the Retina

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH NORMAL AND ABNORMAL FUNDUS AUTOFLUORESCENCE IN PATIENTS WITH RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA
Greenstein VC; Duncker T; Holopigian K; Carr RE; Greenberg JP; Tsang SH; Hood DC
2012-02-05; 1539-2864,Retina - id: 148694, year: 2012

A comparison of fundus autofluorescence and retinal structure in patients with Stargardt disease
Gomes, Nuno L; Greenstein, Vivienne C; Carlson, Joshua N; Tsang, Stephen H; Smith, R Theodore; Carr, Ronald E; Hood, Donald C; Chang, Stanley
2012-02-05; 1552-5783,Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. IOVS - id: 148699, year: 2009

Eccentricity-dependent changes in local onset and offset responses in patients with progressive cone dystrophy
Holopigian, K; Wynn, P; Seiple, W; Carr, R E; Hood, D C
2012-02-05; 0042-6989,Vision research - id: 73870, year: 2007 Journal Article

Hereditary Choroidal Disease
Do, DV; Zhang, K; Garibaldi, DC; Carr, RE; Sunness, JS
2015-02-06; -, - id: 1454362, year: 2006

Abnormalities of Cone and Rod Function
Sunness, JS; Carr, RE
2015-02-06; , - id: 1454342, year: 2006