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This book represents the published proceedings from a symposium on applications of psychophysics to clinical problems conducted under the combined auspices of the Committee on Vision of the National Research Council and the Second Study Group on Human Vision in San Francisco, Oct 30, 1978.
The conference that generated this 304-page, hard-covered volume was fueled by the growing awareness of the National Advisory Eye Council, among other organizations, that "little current eye research was being reflected in clinical application." The publication of this volume was at least a partial attempt to overcome this deficiency and to "advertise more broadly the need for increased interaction between basic and clinical sciences." Three problem areas were selected for consideration—the use of recently developed tests for contrast-sensitivity, the assessment and development of vision in infants, and localization of anomalies in the visual pathway.
The stated aim of the first section is to provide the