Early Visual Development, Normal and Abnormal

Early Visual Development, Normal and Abnormal

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Since the 1960s, there has been great expansion of our understanding of the development of vision in early life. New techniques and technologies have provided unprecedented insights into the function of all the components of the visual system - optical, motor and neural - during this formative period. These insights have come from neurophysiological studies of animal models, electrophysiological and psychophysical studies of infants and young children, and clinical and other studies of such abnormal developmental conditions as amblyopia ("lazy eye"), nystagmus and prematurity. Despite this broadened scope of study of early visual development, there has never been a comprehensive single text or reference work definitively reviewing the entire field. This important work provides such an overview. Equally useful to the student or clinician looking for a convenient introduction to the field and to the researcher in seeking explicit detail, this book provides a new degree of integration of this diverse field.
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  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 223.52 x 287.02 x 35.56mm | 1,950.44g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous black and white photographs, line drawings and tables
  • 0195077210
  • 9780195077216

Table of contents

PART I: REFRACTIVE DEVELOPMENT; 1. Early Refractive Development; 2. Visually Guided Control of Refractive State: Results from Animal Models; 3. Infant Accomodation and Convergence; PART II: OCULOMOTOR FUNCTION; 4. Conjugate Eye Movements in Infants; 5. The Development of the Vestibulo-Ocular and Optokinetic Reflexes; PART III: SPATIAL AND CHROMATIC VISION; 6. Front-End Limitations to Infant Spatial Vision: An Examination of Two Analyses; 7. Development of the Human Visual Field; 8. Development of Scotopic Retinal Sensitivity; 9. Infant Color Vision: OKN Techniques and Null Plane Analysis; 10. Orientation- and Motor-Selective Mechanisms in Infants; 11. Intrinsic Noise and Infant Visual Performance; PART IV: BINOCULAR VISION; 12. Development of Interocular Vision in Infants; 13. Steropsis in Infants and its Developmental Relationship to Visual Acuity; 14. Sensory-Motor Adaptation and the Development of the Horopter; 15. Two Stages in the Development of Binocular Vision and Eye Alignment; 16. On the Development of the Threshold Nonlinearity, Peripheral Acuity, Binocularity and Complex Steroscopic Processing; PART V: RETINAL AND CORTICAL DEVELOPMENT; 17. Morphological Development of the Primate Retina; 18. Biological Limits on Visual Development in Primates; PART VI: ABNORMAL VISUAL DEVELOPMENT; 19. Clinical Examination of Infant Visual Status; 20. Visual Acuity Testing in Infants: From the Laboratory to the Clinic; 21. Infant Vision Screening: Prediction and Prevention of Strabismus and Amblyopia from Refractive Screening in the Cambridge Photorefraction Program; 22. Detection and Treatment of Congenital Esotropia; 23. Motion Sensitivity and the Origins of Infantile Strabismus; 24. Amblyopia: A Consequence of Abnormal Visual Development; 25. Stereoscopic Neurontropy and the Origins of Amblyopia and Esotropia; 26. Visual Outcomes in Infant Cataract; 27. Prematurity and Visual Development; 28. Visual Factors in Development Delay and Neurological Disorders in Infants; PART VII: WHAT NEXT IN INFANT RESEARCH; 29. The Use of Models of the ERG to Improve Hypothesis Delineation: A Study of the Infant ERG; 30. Improving Infant Evoked Response Measurement; 31. Whither Infant Psychophysics?; 32. Theories of Infant Visual Development
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