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October 1947


Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(4):468-486. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010481005

Eyes normally work together in close harmony by virtue of an intimate understanding between the fovea or macula of one eye with that of the other. These retinal components are called corresponding retinal points, and when identical impulses strike both maculas they register a fusion response in the brain which is called bimacular, or binocular, fixation (fig. 1). It is quite possible that such identical impulses may strike these corresponding retinal points and not register fusion because of a break in some part of the visual pathway behind either eye, so-called monocular suppression. Therefore, the psychic assimilation or fusion of impulses on corresponding retinal points determines whether or not the person has retinal correspondence.1

RETINAL CORRESPONDENCE  Any form of retinal correspondence, whether it is normal or abnormal, is associated with some form of psychic interpretation, in contradistinction to so-called corresponding retinal points, which have a purely geometric conception. The

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