Assessment of Binocular Vision Utilizing the Pulfrich and Venetian Blind Effects.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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A pendulum swinging above and co-planar with a pair of fixed squares to either side of a fixation point provides a combination of the Pulfrich and the Venetian blind effect suitable for assessing stereopsis in central and peripheral vision. The Venetian blind effect provides a very sensitive test of central stereopsis while the Pulfrich pendulum provides a test of peripheral stereopsis. The use of a colored filter to induce the phenomena provides the ability to differentiate responses by eye. The nature of the phenomena is such that the patients responses are self confirming. Five categories of response to the pendulum have been identified. Responses to the Venetian blind effect may supplement or complement the findings with the pendulum. The utility of the test results for treatment is undetermined though understanding the complexity of the patients problem could significantly modify both the practitioners prognosis and the patients expectations. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology