Saccadic eye movement conjugation in children

F. Fioravanti, P. Inchingolo, S. Pensiero, M. Spanio

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In recent years the conjugacy of the saccadic eye movements has been studied extensively in adult humans, while little investigation has been carried out in children. We studied the characteristics of binocular saccades in school-age children, finding significant differences with adults, particularly in their dynamics and binocular coordination. The largest deviations were found in the youngest children. An incomplete optimization of the saccadic waveform and a poor disconjugate compensation of the mechanical asymmetries of the plants are hypotesized to explain the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3217-3228
Number of pages12
JournalVision Research
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Children
  • Main sequence
  • Post-saccadic drift
  • Saccades

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems


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