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Russ Adams

B.A. Concordia, Ph.D. McMaster


Office: SN3086D
Phone: (709) 864-2513
Affiliations: Developmental, Behavioural Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception

Poster Presentation

Assessment of Visual Acuity in Preschool Children: A Direct Comparison of the Patti Pics and Lea Symbols Tests. View PDF

Recent Publications

Adams RJ, Drodge, S, Murphy A, & Courage (2007). A pseudoisochromatic test to detect protanopic/deuteranopic and tritanopic color vision deficiencies in young children. Vision Research.

Drover, JR, Kean, P, Dove, CL, Courage, ML & Adams, RJ. (2007). Screening eye and vision disorders in young children: An analysis of the validity of screening test combinations. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Drover, JR, Courage, ML, Dalton, SM, Adams, RJ (2006). Accuracy of the contrast sensitivity card test for infants: Retest Variability and prediction of spatial resolution. Optometry & Vision Science, 83, 228-232.

Adams, RJ, Setliff , AE, Andrews, WL, Aziz, K, Courage ML & Friel, J (2006). Iron supplementation and visual and neurobehavioral functioning in breast-fed human infants: Do the effects persist beyond infancy. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Suppl), 47, 3157).

Drover, JR , Kean, P, Courage, ML & Adams, RJ (2005). A comprehensive regional screening program for detecting amblyopia and other functional eye/vision diseases in young preschool children. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 46, 1924 .

Adams, RJ, White, ES, Drover, JR, Earle, AE. Courage, ML (2005) A new psychophysical test for the rapid measurement of spatial contrast sensitivity in infants and young children. Journal of Vision (Suppl), 6.

Adams, R.J, Hall, H.H. & Courage M.L. (2005). Long-term visual pathology in infants with significant perinatal complications. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 47, 598-602.

Adams, RJ, Drover JR, Courage, ML, White, ES, & Earle EA. (2005). Advances in the production of a clinically–oriented psychophysical test of spatial contrast sensitivity for young pediatric patients. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 46, 5649.

Adams, R.J., Mercer, M.E. & Courage, M.L. (2004). Ontogenetic development of visual acuity over the first three postnatal years. Ophthalmic Genetics, 25, 199-203.

Adams, RJ, Drodge, SM, Drover, JR, Dalton, S, Courage, ML (2004). Refractive error and the early development of visual acuity. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Suppl), 45, 4315).

Courage, ML, Drodge, SM, Mercer, ME & Adams RJ. (2004). Variability of autorefractor measurement in infants, children and adults: The Welch Allyn SureSight. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Suppl), 45, 4314.

Adams RJ & Courage ML. (2004). Do optical immaturities account for the early limitations on human spatial vision? Journal of Vision (Suppl), 4, 774.