Further evidence for the role of proprioception in space perception

Doc Ophthalmol. 1989 Jun;72(2):155-60. doi: 10.1007/BF00156705.


In this paper results are presented of errors in spatial localization found after encircling procedures for retinal detachment both in the operated and in the normal eye. Also changes in spatial localization were found in strabismus patients in which a stretch on the operated muscle was exerted after an adjustable recession. In both groups of patients a manipulation of the eye muscle was performed without inducing an eye muscle imbalance in the retinal detachment patients and without modifying the eye position in the strabismus patients in which a stretch was exerted. These data provide further evidence in favour of the role of proprioceptive information in space perception.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Oculomotor Muscles / physiology*
  • Postoperative Period
  • Proprioception / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Retinal Detachment / physiopathology*
  • Retinal Detachment / surgery
  • Space Perception / physiology*
  • Strabismus / physiopathology
  • Strabismus / surgery
  • Time Factors