Changes in brain morphology in albinism reflect reduced visual acuity

  title={Changes in brain morphology in albinism reflect reduced visual acuity},
  author={Holly Bridge and Elisabeth A. H. von dem Hagen and G Davies and Claire Chambers and Antony B. Morland},
Albinism, in humans and many animal species, has a major impact on the visual system, leading to reduced acuity, lack of binocular function and nystagmus. In addition to the lack of a foveal pit, there is a disruption to the routing of the nerve fibers crossing at the optic chiasm, resulting in excessive crossing of fibers to the contralateral hemisphere. However, very little is known about the effect of this misrouting on the structure of the post-chiasmatic visual pathway, and the occipital… CONTINUE READING

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