Ronald E. Carr, MD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

hereditary diseases and electrophysiology of the retina

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.



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Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

MD from Johns Hopkins University

Fellowship, New York University, Retina/Vitreous Surgery

Residency, New York University, Ophthalmology

Ahmad, M; Leisy, H; Carr, RE; Smith, RT

American journal of ophthalmology case reports. 2016; 4:41-44

Gardner, P; Arnold, S A; Brown, F; Carr, R; Nordon, A; Harvey, L M; McNeil, B

Analytica chimica acta. 2013 May 24; 779:50-55

Greenstein VC; Duncker T; Holopigian K; Carr RE; Greenberg JP; Tsang SH; Hood DC

Retina. 2012 Feb; 32(2):349-357

Gomes, Nuno L; Greenstein, Vivienne C; Carlson, Joshua N; Tsang, Stephen H; Smith, R Theodore; Carr, Ronald E; Hood, Donald C; Chang, Stanley

Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. IOVS. 2009 Aug; 50(8):3953-3959

Holopigian, K; Wynn, P; Seiple, W; Carr, R E; Hood, D C

Vision research. 2007 Aug; 47(17):2297-2304

Sunness, JS; Carr, RE

Retina. [S.l.] : Mosby, 2006. 4th ed.. p.509-518. (1454342)

Do, DV; Zhang, K; Garibaldi, DC; Carr, RE; Sunness, JS

Retina. [S.l.] : Mosby, 2006. 4th ed.. p.499-508. (1454362)

Holopigian, K; Shuwairi, S M; Greenstein, V C; Winn, B J; Zhang, X; Carr, R E; Hood, D C

Vision research. 2005 Nov; 45(25-26):3244-3252