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Optom Vis Sci. 1989 May;66(5):276-80.

Retinal fixation behavior in human albinos.

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Department of Ophthalmic Optics, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England.


The retinal fixation behavior of 17 albinos was examined whilst they fixated a stationary target. An optical system was arranged so that the motion of the target on the retina, due to the nystagmus, could be video-recorded. Eye movements were monitored simultaneously. Eight of the 17 subjects were judged to use consistently a retinal location compatible with the anatomical position of the fovea. The implications of this for subjects with foveal hypoplasia are discussed.

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