Babe Ruth: with vision like that, how could he hit the ball?

@article{Voisin1997BabeRW,
  title={Babe Ruth: with vision like that, how could he hit the ball?},
  author={André Voisin and David B. Elliott and David Regan},
  journal={Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry},
  year={1997},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          144-6
        }
}
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that a definitive answer will be known. We believe that it is most likely that Ruth was not amblyopic. This seems possible only if Dr. Kara had missed some amblyogenic factor such as strabismus or a significant refractive error. Our favored solution is that Ruth's unilateral vision loss was a complication of his cancer, and that Dr. Kara's examination occurred before the optic nerve damage became detectable. Of course, this is in disagreement with the… CONTINUE READING

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