Stereopsis and stereoblindness
Psychophysical tests reveal three classes of wide-field disparity detectors in man, responding respectively to crossed (near), uncrossed (far), and zero disparities. The probability of lacking one of these classes of detectors is about 30% which means that 2.7% of the population possess no wide-field stereopsis in one hemisphere. This small percentage corresponds to the probability of squint among adults, suggesting that fusional mechanisms might be disrupted when stereopsis is absent in one hemisphere.
Key WordsStereopsis Squint Depth perception Visual perception
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