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April 1947


Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(4):504-533. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220519010

III. CLINICAL PICTURE OF ANOMALOUS RETINAL CORRESPONDENCE AND ITS INTERPRETATION  The normal relationship between the two retinas, the normal retinal correspondence, is based anatomically on the interrelation between the cells of the sensory epithelium of the retinas and the cells of the visual sphere of the brain cortex. Ample experimental evidence has shown that the normal retinal relationship is physiologically fixed and that it cannot be altered in a subject with normal binocular vision. Yet anomalous correspondence does exist and can be observed daily in the practice of every ophthalmologist.How can this apparent contradiction be explained? The supporters of the so-called empiristic theory of space perception found an easy solution to this problem and, indeed, perceived one of the foundations of their doctrine in the fact that squinting persons are capable of acquiring a retinal relationship which differs from that of nonsquinters. They reasoned that the faculty of localizing