Retinal fixation behavior in human albinos

Optom Vis Sci. 1989 May;66(5):276-80. doi: 10.1097/00006324-198905000-00004.


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.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Albinism / complications*
  • Eye Movements
  • Fixation, Ocular*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nystagmus, Pathologic / complications