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Gordon Heron, PhD,MSc,BSc,FCOptom,DCLP,D’Orth,FAAO. Professor of Optometry, graduated from UMIST with a BSc optometry in 1967. After three years in practice he returned to UMIST and gained a MSc for a thesis on accommodation, and then took up a lecturing post at Glasgow Caledonian in 1971. A PhD on studies in accommodation and ageing was awarded in 1997 and a personal chair in 2001. He is currently Assistant Head of the Department of Vision Sciences, and the Programme Organiser for the BSc(Hons)/BSc optometry programme.
His main areas of teaching are in physiological optics (colour vision) and in anomalies of binocular vision and orthoptics.
His research interests are in the areas of accommodation function and ageing where there has been much fruitful collaboration with WN Charman (UMIST) and Clifton Schor at Berkeley. He is also interested in clinical aspects of the Pulfrich effect with colleagues at Glasgow Hospital Eye Departments, GN Dutton and Charles Diaper.
Kalsi M, Heron G, and Charman WN (2001) Changes in the static accommodation response with age. Ophthal Physiol Opt 21: 77-84
Heron G, Charman WN, and Schor C (2001) Dynamics of the accommodation response to abrupt changes in target vergence as a function of age. Vision Research 41: 507-519.
Campbell H, Doughty MJ, Heron G, and Ackerley RG (2001) Influence of chronic alcohol abuse and ensuing forced abstinence on static subjective accommodation function in humans. Ophthal Physiol Opt 21: 197 – 205.
Diaper CJM, Heron G and MacMillan ES (2002) Correction of the Pulfrich phenomenon by surgery and laser. J Cataract & Refractive surgery. 28: 369 – 372
Heron G, Charman WN and Gray LS (2002) Accommodation dynamics as a function of age. Ophthal Physiol Opt 22: 389 – 396
Heron G, McCulloch DL and Dutton GN (2002). Visual latency in the spontaneous Pulfrich effect. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 204: 644 – 649
Seidel D, Gray LS, and Heron G (2003). Retinotopic accommodation responses in myopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 44: 1035 – 1041