Dynamic contributions of the components of binocular vergence

J Opt Soc Am. 1979 May;69(5):639-45. doi: 10.1364/josa.69.000639.


Experimental results from step stimulation of the two major dynamic components in ocular vergence showed that while fusional covergence dominated a coordinated binocular vergence movement, accomodative convergence always contributes to the dynamic response. A quantitative analysis of component dynamics, both in isolation and during coordinated movements, indicates that these components are additive at least through a portion of the movement. Two alternative hypotheses are presented for the role of accommodative convergence during the period immediately following a binocular vergence movement.

MeSH terms

  • Accommodation, Ocular*
  • Adult
  • Eye Movements*
  • Humans
  • Psychophysiology