Anomalous retinal correspondence--a review

Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 1985;5(4):357-68.


The theories and characteristics of anomalous retinal correspondence (ARC) are critically reviewed and a classification of ARC is proposed which attempts to reconcile various aspects of the different theories. It is suggested that ARC in microtropia, and perhaps some small-angle squints, is a cortical adaptive mechanism, whereas squints with a larger and more variable angle have ARC with different characteristics, which are better explained by the motor theory.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Ocular
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Depth Perception / physiology
  • Diplopia / physiopathology
  • Eye Movements
  • Fovea Centralis / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Retina / physiopathology*
  • Strabismus / physiopathology
  • Vision Disorders / etiology