Monika Tigges

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The authors examined the effect of local administration of a dopamine receptor agonist on visual deprivation-induced excessive ocular growth and myopia. Eight rhesus monkeys were monocularly deprived of vision from birth with opaque contact lenses. Four of the monkeys received drops of 1% apomorphine HCl 2-3 times/day in the occluded eye; the four control(More)
The retrogradely transported horseradish peroxidase (HRP) method was used to study the areal and laminar distribution of neurons sending their axons to ipsilateral and contralateral visual cortical areas 17, 18, 19, and MT in the squirrel monkey. Further details regarding neuron type (stellate or pyramidal), size class, and spatial grouping of the cells(More)
PURPOSE To provide baseline measurements on the postnatal changes in refractive error, corneal curvature, and axial elongation of the eyes of normal monkeys. Little is known about the course of normal eye growth from birth to adolescence, particularly how refractive parameters co-vary during development. In animal models of ametropia, usually one eye is(More)
The projections from area 18 and the lateral geniculate nucleus onto area 17 of the squirrel monkey (Saimiri) were investigated with retrograde (horseradish peroxidase) and anterograde (tritiated proline) labelling techniques, and the (Fink-Heimer) silver impregnation method for degenerating axons and their terminals. The association fibers from area 18(More)
The effect of monocular enucleation on basophilic and metabolic staining in primary (striate) visual cortex has been compared in Old and New World monkeys. Both species show a 30-40% shrinkage of neurons in the layers of dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus receiving axons from the enucleated eye. In striate cortex Old World macaque monkeys show alternating(More)
The effects of long-term monocular deprivation on the geniculostriate system in squirrel monkeys were studied with neuroanatomical methods. Four neonates were visually deprived by monocular eyelid suture during their first 10 days of life and survived from 9 to 40 months. In the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), deprivation resulted in severe cell size(More)
Antibodies to muscarinic cholinergic receptor proteins m1 to m4 were used in striate cortex tissue of normal rhesus monkeys to determine the laminar distribution of these proteins with special attention to geniculorecipient layers. The normal patterns were compared to those of monkeys whose ocular dominance system had been altered by visual deprivation. In(More)
The influence of anomalous visual experience on the postnatal regulation of axial eye elongation was explored by raising newborn rhesus monkeys under different types of monocular and binocular deprivation and comparing their eye growth pattern with that of age-matched normal monkeys. Monocular manipulations included eyelid suture to eliminate pattern(More)
The neurotoxic excitatory amino acid analog, kainic acid, was used to destroy serotonin-immunoreactive inner retinal neurons, bipolar cells and amacrine cells, in retinas of chickens. Tryptophan hydroxylase activity and melatonin content were examined in the kainic acid-lesioned retinas. Tryptophan hydroxylase activity was present in kainic acid-lesioned(More)