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Infant Vision

François Vital-Durand, Janette Atkinson, and Oliver J. Braddick

Abstract

This book provides an overview by international authorities, spanning the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, ophthalmology, optometry, and paediatrics, of normal and pathological infant visual development. It covers the development of retinal receptors; infant sensitivity to detail, colour, contrast, and movement; binocularity, eye movements, and refraction; and cognitive processing. Childrens' visual deficits, including amblyopia and cataract, are covered.

Keywords: neuroscience, psychology, ophthalmology, optometry, paediatrics, infant visual development, retinal receptors, binocularity, eye movements, refraction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523161
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Vital-Durand, editor
INSERM U371 Cerveau et Vision, Bron

Janette Atkinson, editor
University College London

Oliver J. Braddick, editor
University College London

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3 Development of primate rod structure and function

Anne Fulton, Ronald M. Hansen, Elizabeth Dorn, and Anita Hendrickson

4 Assessing dimensionality in infant colour vision

Kenneth Knoblauch, Michelle Bieber, and John S. Werner

5 Spatial and temporal properties of infant colour vision

David C. Burr, M. Concetta Morrone, and Adriana Fiorentini

8 Using near retinoscopy to refract infants

Frank Thorn, Jane Gwiazda, and Richard Held

9 Prediction of myopia in children

Jane Gwiazda, Joseph Bauer, Frank Thorn, and Richard Held

13 Acuity cards and the search for risk factors in infant visual development

François Vital-Durand, Louis Ayzac, and Gabriel Pinzaru

14 Striate cortex, extrastriate cortex, and colliculus: some new approaches

Oliver Braddick, Janette Atkinson, and Bruce Hood

15 Eye alignment and convergence in young infants

Louise Hainline, and Patricia M. Riddell

17 Development of binocularity and its sexual differentiation

Richard Held, Frank Thorn, Jane Gwiazda, and Joseph Bauer

18 Dioptric blur, grating visual acuity, and stereoacuity in infants

Paulette P. Schmidt, Ivan C. J. Wood, Sarah Lewin, and Helen Davis

21 Pattern processing in infancy: hemispheric differences and brain maturation

S. de Schonen, C. Deruelle, J. Mancini, and O. Pascalis

23 MRI findings in children with cerebral visual impairment

G. Cioni, A. E. Ipata, R. Canapicchi, B. Fazzi, and J. van Hof-van Duin

26 Visual development in children with congenital cataract

A. Sjöströtm, M. Abrahamssom, E. Byhr, and j. Sjöstrand

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