Carl J. Bassi, Ph.D.
Dr. Bassi's research involves the development of novel approaches to evaluate the visual system in a number of patient populations.
1. The development of new devices for the assessment of color vision, visual suppression, and photophobia.
2. Evaluation of the effects of a macular pigment, zeaxanthin, on visual function.
3. Evaluation of color vision in applied settings.
4. Electrophysiological (including electroretinograms [ERGs] and visual evoked potentials [VEPs] as well as psychophysical techniques (including color vision, contrast sensitivity, and stereopsis) are used to assess structure-function relationships in patients with dementia, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other retinal abnormalities.
This work has been funded through Northrup-Grumman Technologies, Zeavision, Missouri Alzheimer's Association, University of Missouri Research Board, and a Weldon Springs award.
Dr. Carl J. Bassi
College of Optometry
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Telephone: (314) 516-6029 Fax: (314) 516-5150