Binocular vision, i.e. where both eyes are used together, is a fundamental component of human sight. It also aids hand-eye co-ordination, and the perception of the self within the environment. This is a major new textbook for students of optometry, orthoptics, and ophthalmology, and also of psychology. Fully illustrated throughout, the book includes self-assessment exercises at the end of each chapter, and sample experiments in binocular vision functioning.
Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. 1 Introduction to Normal Binocular Vision. 2 The Development of Binocular Vision. 3 Binocular Summation. 4 The Binocular Fusion System. 5 Diplopia and Confusion, Suppression and Rivalry. 6 The Normal Horopter. 7 The Extrinsic, or Extra-ocular, Muscles. 8 Eye Movements. 9 Visual Response to Near Objects. 10 The Binocular Integrative Action of the Visual System. 11 Depth Perception. 12 Measurement of Binocular Motor and Sensory Status. Appendix 1: Practical Experiments in Binocular Vision. Appendix 2: Summary of Cortical Organisation in Relation to Vision. Appendix 3: Further Reading. Appendix 4: Norms for Binocular Visual Functions. Appendix 5: Terminology. Appendix 6: Glossary. References. Index.