Natural History of the Development of Visual Acuity in Infants

Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: A Chandna
Publication: Eye (Lond)Eye (Lond), Volume 5, p.20-26 (1991)
Abstract:A selective review of the contemporary understanding of development of infant visual acuity is presented together with recent developments in methodology to detect this change. References are confined, wherever possible, to human infant studies relating to factors explaining the development of acuity. Results obtained from a two year study of the development of grating acuity in normal infants are dis­ cussed briefly. The findings indicate the importance of establishing acuity norms and sensitivity of interocular acuity difference as an important parameter in the detec­ tion of monocular visual deficit in clinical practice.