Directional control of Eye movement in reading: The return sweep

Gerald Leisman, Joddy Schwartz

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The study is concerned with the distribution of directional control of eye movement in reading. With the paralysis of the right eye, progressive movements of the left eye were possible, but regressive movements were cancelled being observed as drift. Base-out prism placed over the nonparalyzed eye allowed for the re-establishment of regressive movements. The results were explained on the basis of a large retinal error marker having been established. With paralysis of one eye, base-out prisms can reduce that error.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the Medical Research Service of the Veterans Administration Hospital (MRIS Number 5202-02) and by the Applied Visual Physiology Fund of the Eye Institute of New Jersey.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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