Eye Movements and Accommodation

Authored by: Nicklaus F. Fogt

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009729

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Abstract

The separation of eye movements into separate subcategories has allowed for an understanding of the neurological basis of ocular motility disorders. Analysis of each of the eye movement subtypes independently has also allowed for an understanding of the limitations of the various motility functions. The oculomotor system has a remarkable ability to combine different eye movement subtypes. As virtual reality displays become more prevalent, issues related to ocular accommodation take on more importance. Display designers should be aware of the conditions that lead to inappropriate accommodation.

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