Section of Neurology - Dr. Behzad Mansouri

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine (Neurology), University of Manitoba.

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Manitoba.

Degrees/Fellowships: MD, PhD, FRCPC

July 2012 to June 2013: Neuro-ophthalmology clinical fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA

Jan 2011 – Jan 2012: Neurology Chief resident, University of Manitoba

July 2008 - June 2012, Neurology resident, Section of Neurology, University of Manitoba, Canada

November 2005 - June 2008, Post-doctoral fellowship, Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

September 2001 - November 2005, Ph.D., Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neuroscience program, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

M.D. January 1991 - April 1998, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Mailing Address: Victoria General Hospital Adult Medical Clinic,
2735 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2H5 

Tel.: 204-940-8333; Fax: 204-940-8347

Clinical Interests:
-Neuro-ophthalmological disorders with special interest in treatment of amblyopia
-Concussion and post-concussion syndrome
-Treatment of strabismus, hemifacial spasm, migraine and blepharospasm with Botox
Research Interests
-Optic neuritis, Ocular Coherence Tomography and color vision
-Binocular treatment of Amblyopia 
-Diagnosis of GCA with color enhancement image processing
-Stenting in patients with central sinus stenosis and Idiopathic Intracranial
  Hypertension (IIH)
-Measurement of intracranial pressure without Lumbar Puncture
-Psychiatric diseases diagnosis treatment with video games 
-Human stereo-vision 
-Neuro-ophthalmological presentations in Concussion and post-concussion
-Treatment of Homonymous hemianopia and follow up study with fMRI and rTMS
-Investigation of the pain central pathway using rTMS and fMRI project
-Application of rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) in treatment of
 amblyopia, and refractive seizures

Selected Publications:
Brain Plasticity in the Adult: restoration of function in amblyopia using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS); B. Thompson, B. Mansouri, L. Koski, R. Hess, Current Biology. 2008 July 22; 18(14): 1067-71.

Plaid perception is only subtly impaired in strabismic amblyopia; Thompson B, Stockdale CA, Mansouri B, Hess RF, Vision Res. 2008, May; 48(11): 1307-14.

Measurement of suprathreshold binocular interactions in amblyopia; B. Mansouri, B. Thompson and R. F. Hess, Vision Res. 2008 Dec; 48(28): 2775-84

Disrupted retinotopic maps in amblyopia. Mansouri B, Hansen BC, Hess RF. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Jul; 50(7):3218-25. Epub 2009 Feb 28.

Latent stereopsis for motion in depth in strabismic amblyopia. Hess RF, Mansouri B, Thompson B, Gheorghiu E. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Oct; 50(10): 5006-16. Epub 2009 May 20.

Selectivity as well as sensitivity loss characterizes the cortical spatial frequency deficit in amblyopia. Hess RF, Li X, Mansouri B, Thompson B, Hansen BC. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009 Dec; 30(12): 4054-69.

A Binocular Approach to Treating Amblyopia: Antisuppression Therapy. Hess RF, Mansouri B, Thompson B. Optom Vis Sci. 2010 Jul 8.

From motor cortex to visual cortex: The application of noninvasive brain stimulation to amblyopia. Thompson B, Mansouri B, Koski L, Hess RF. Dev Psychobiol. 2010 Nov 8.

A New binocular approach to the treatment of Amblyopia in adults well beyond the critical period of visual development, Hess RF, Mansouri B, Thompson B., Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2011 Jan 1; 28 (6): 793-802.

Restoration of binocular vision in amblyopia Hess RF, Mansouri B, Thompson B. Strabismus. 2011 Sep; 19(3): 110-8.

The perceptual consequences of interocular suppression in amblyopia. Maehara G, Thompson B, Mansouri B, Hess RF, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Nov 21; 52(12):9011-7. Print 2011 Nov.

Interocular Suppression in Strabismic Amblyopia Results in an Attenuated and Delayed Hemodynamic Response Function in the Primary Visual Cortex. R Farivar, B Thompson, B Mansouri, and RF Hess J Vis. 2011 Dec 20;11(14).

From motor cortex to visual cortex: the application of noninvasive brain stimulation to amblyopia. Thompson B, Mansouri B, Koski L, Hess RF. Dev Psychobiol. 2012 Apr; 54(3):263-73.

Binocular Training Reduces Amblyopic Visual Acuity Impairment. Mansouri B., Singh P., Globa A., Pearson P. (accepted in Journal of Strabismus).

Deprivation Amblyopia and Congenital Hereditary Cataract. B Mansouri, RC Stacy, J Kruger, and DM Cestari. (Semin Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep-Nov;28(5-6):321-6).

An Updates on the Genetics of Comitant Strabismus. J Kruger, B Mansouri, and DM Cestari. (Semin Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep-Nov;28(5-6):438-41).

Binocular Training Reduces Amblyopic Visual Acuity Impairment. Mansouri B., Singh P., Globa A., Pearson P. (Strabismus, March 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1, Pages 1-6)

Interocular Shift of Visual Attention Enhances Stereopsis and Visual Acuities of Anisometropic Amblyopes beyond the Critical Period of Visual Development: A Novel Approach, J Ophthalmol. 2014; 2014:615213, Huang L, Sun X, Luo G, Liu S, Liu R, Mansouri B, Wong VW, Wen W, Liu H, Wang AH.
Decreased urinary level of melatonin as a marker of disease severity in patients with multiple sclerosis. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Feb; 14(1):91-7. Gholipour T, Ghazizadeh T, Babapour S, Mansouri B, Ghafarpour M, Siroos B, Harirchian MH.

The efficacy of deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the medial prefrontal cortex in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Modirrousta M., Shams E., Mansouri B., Katz C., Moussavi Z., Sareen J. Enns M., Depress Anxiety. 2015 Jun;32(6):445-50

Luminance contrast thresholds in patients with amblyopia under monocular and dichoptic viewing. Maehara G, Thompson B, Mansouri B, Farivar R, Hess R.J. (2015). Vis. 2015 Sep 1;15(12):26

Investigating the feasibility of EVestG assessment for screening concussion. Suleiman A, Lithgow B, Mansouri B, Moussavi Z., Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:3375-8

Traumatic Optic Neuropathy: A Potentially Unrecognized Diagnosis after Sports-Related Concussion. Ellis MJ, Ritchie L, Cordingley D, Essig M, Mansouri B. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb;15(1):27-32

Retirement-from-sport considerations following pediatric sports-related concussion: case illustrations and institutional approach; Ellis MJ, McDonald PJ, Cordingley D, Mansouri B, Essig M, Ritchie L. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Apr;40(4): E8. doi: 10.3171/2016

Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion. Ellis MJ, Ritchie LJ, McDonald PJ, Cordingley D, Reimer K, Nijjar S, Koltek M, Hosain S, Johnston J, Mansouri B, Sawyer S, Silver N, Girardin R, Larkins S, Vis S, Selci E, Davidson M, Gregoire S, Sam A, Black B, Bunge M, Essig M, MacDonald P, Leiter J, Russell K., Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan;44(1):24-34.

Dr. Behzad Mansouri