The development of vision

Eugenio Mercuri, Giovanni Baranello, Domenico M M Romeo, Laura Cesarini, Daniela Ricci

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Disorders of visual function are common findings in children with neonatal brain lesions of antenatal and perinatal onset. In the last few years the development of age appropriate batteries for assessing visual function in the first years and the combined use of neuroimaging and neurophysiological techniques have allowed to achieve better understanding of the mechanisms underlying development of vision in low risk infants and in those with brain lesions. We will review the main models of visual development and the tests available to assess visual function in infancy, focusing on the recently described battery of tests for assessing early visual abilities in preterm and full term infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-800
Number of pages6
JournalEarly Human Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Behavioural tests
  • Infants
  • Newborn
  • Visual development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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