Early visual deprivation results in persistent strabismus and nystagmus in monkeys.

@article{Tusa1991EarlyVD,
  title={Early visual deprivation results in persistent strabismus and nystagmus in monkeys.},
  author={Ronald J. Tusa and Michael X. Repka and Charles B. Smith and Susan J. Herdman},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={134-41}
}
To understand to what extent visual-pattern deprivation during infancy results in strabismus and nystagmus, the authors examined the long-term consequences of this type of deprivation in monkeys during the first 50 days of life. Three cynomolgus and three rhesus monkeys had the eyelids sutured closed within 24 hr of birth. At 25 days of age, the eyelids were opened, and the eyelids of the fellow eye were sutured closed for an additional 25 days (reverse-eyelid suture). When the eyelids were… CONTINUE READING