Pulfrich revisited

Surv Ophthalmol. 1997 May-Jun;41(6):493-9. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6257(97)00014-3.


The Pulfrich phenomenon is a stereo-illusion resulting from latency disparities in the visual pathways. It is common after optic neuritis, but is also to be found with other conditions. The symptoms are often difficult for the patient to explain and for the physician to understand. Symptoms may be sufficiently disturbing to significantly interfere with a patient's life (e.g., prevention of driving). Treatment with the use of monocular tints is simple and effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Depth Perception / physiology*
  • Eyeglasses
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Perceptual Disorders / diagnosis
  • Perceptual Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Perceptual Disorders / therapy
  • Reaction Time
  • Vision Disparity*