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2009
Paradoxical fusion of two images and depth perception with a squinting eye - Rychkova, S. I. and Ninio, J.
VISION RESEARCH 49530-535 (2009)

Abstract : Some strabismic patients with inconstant squint can fuse two images in a single eye, and experience lustre and depth. One of these images is foveal and the other extrafoveal. Depth perception was tested on 30 such subjects. Relief was perceived mostly on the fixated image. Camouflaged continuous surfaces (hemispheres, cylinders) were perceived as bumps or hollows, without detail. Camouflaged rectangles could not be separated in depth from the background, while their explicit counterparts could. Slanted bars were mostly interpreted as frontoparallel near or remote bars. Depth responses were more frequent with stimuli involving inward rather than outward disparities, and were then heavily biased towards ``near'' judgements. All monocular fusion effects were markedly reduced after the recovery of normal stereoscopic vision following an orthoptic treatment. The depth effects reported here may provide clues on what stereoscopic pathways may or may not accomplish with incomplete retinal and misleading vergence information. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.