Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Vision Res. 1988;28(8):883-98.

Changing size (looming) as a stimulus to accommodation and vergence.

Author information

1
School of Aerospace Medicine, Radiation Sciences Division, Brooks AFB, TX 78235.

Abstract

Changing size (looming) produces changes in accommodation and vergence. Dynamic responses of vergence and accommodation to sinusoidal looming of a Maltese cross were recorded with an SRI dual-Purkinje-image eyetracker and optometer. The ratio of these two motor responses was compared with the response accommodative convergence/accommodation (AC/A) ratio and convergence accommodation/convergence (CA/A) ratio determined from sinusoidal variations of blur and disparity respectively. The response to changing size was found to be more similar to the AC/A ratio than the CA/C ratio. In addition, when a changing disparity or changing blur stimulus was combined with a changing size stimulus, the response phase lags of accommodation and vergence were decreased. In addition, the CA/C ratio was increased when changing size was added to changing disparity, but the AC/A ratio was unaltered when changing size was added to changing blur. These results indicate that changing size is stimulating accommodation directly and vergence secondarily through an AC/A crosslink.

PMID:
3250084
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center