Pediatric Vision

Photo by Mahesh Joshi

Childhood visual impairment is second only to cataract in terms of measured disability adjusted life years (DALY) globally. The causes of childhood visual impairment range from uncorrceted refractive errors to developmental issues such as amblyopia. In this project we explore normal visual development as well as prevalence of different causes of childhood visual impairment.

Related Publications:

Joshi, M. R., Falkenberg, H. K. (2015).Development of radial optic flow pattern sensitivity at different speeds.” Vision Research, 110, 68-75. [DOI].

Shrestha, R. K., Joshi, M. R., Ghising, R., & Rizyal, A. (2011). Ocular morbidity among children attending government and private schools of Kathmandu valley.” Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 51(184), 182-188. [DOI].

Shrestha, R. K., Joshi, M. R., Shakya, S., & Ghising, R. (2010). Color vision defects in school going children.” Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 50(180), 264-266. [DOI].

Joshi, M. R., Yamagata, Y., Akura, J., & Shakya, S. (2008). The efficacy of low vision devices for students in specialized schools for students who are blind in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 102(7), 430-435. [DOI].

Shrestha, R. K., Joshi, M. R., Ghising, R., Pradhan, P., Shakya,S., & Rizyal, A. (2006).Ocular morbidity among children studying in private schools of Kathmandu valley: A prospective cross sectional study.” Nepal Medical College Journal, 8(1), 43-46. [Link].

Mahesh R Joshi
Mahesh R Joshi
Lecturer in Optometry

My research interests include using psychophysical methods to investigate visual attributes such as motion and shape perception in normal and clinical populations.