Deborah Giaschi

Degrees / Credentials



Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Staff Scientist, BC Children's Hospital


Full Member

Contact Info

604-875-2345 x 7807
Mailing Address
Department of Ophthalmology (Room E300E)4480 Oak StreetVancouver, BC V6H 3V4

Research Information

  • Visual and auditory perception in children
  • Perceptual deficits in amblyopia and developmental dyslexia
  • Cortical mechanisms involved in visual perception, auditory perception and reading

Summary: Visual perceptual abilities develop rapidly in infants, but considerable maturation occurs in preschool and elementary school-aged children. Several things can go wrong during the course of this development and a child may be left with visual deficits that interfere with different aspects of life. Of particular interest are motion and depth perception. The goal of our research is to understand the normal development of the underlying brain structures that control these perceptual abilities and to discover the changes in the brain that result in deficits. We focus specifically on a developmental visual disorder called amblyopia, or lazy eye, and a developmental reading disorder called dyslexia.


  • ophthalmology
  • dyslexia
  • amblyopia
  • fMRI
  • MRI
  • motion perception
  • developmental neuroscience