September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Development of visual acuity and visual sensitivity in human infants
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Angela M Brown
    College of Optometry, Ohio State University , Columbus, Ohio, United States
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    Commercial Relationships   Angela Brown, None
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    Support  NIH grant NEI R41EY022545 NIH grant NIH UL1TR001070
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      Angela M Brown; Development of visual acuity and visual sensitivity in human infants. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.

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Presentation Description : Infants must be able to detect and resolve visual stimuli in order to see them. Critical immaturities that limit infant visual sensitivity and acuity limit the ability of infants to perform other visual tasks. This presentation will describe the visual sensitivity and visual acuity of human infants starting at pre-term or full-term birth. The impact of the limitations imposed by infant visual sensitivity and acuity on typical and atypical infant visual performance will be discussed.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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