Visual resolution in congenital pendular nystagmus

Am J Optom Physiol Opt. 1975 Sep;52(9):573-81. doi: 10.1097/00006324-197509000-00001.


For all cases of idiopathic congenital nystagmus visual acuity is reduced. This paper describes the analysis of such a system using some psychophysical methods of evaluation. Both the pattern and movement detecting responses are considered and discussed. Both of their sensitivities are found to be reduced by equivalent amounts. Future studies are outlined.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Motion Perception
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / congenital*
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / physiopathology
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Vision Tests / methods
  • Visual Acuity*