ERIC Number: EJ1087915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
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Optimization of Visual Training for Full Recovery from Severe Amblyopia in Adults
Eaton, Nicolette C.; Sheehan, Hanna Marie; Quinlan, Elizabeth M.
Learning & Memory, v23 n2 p99-103 Feb 2016
The severe amblyopia induced by chronic monocular deprivation is highly resistant to reversal in adulthood. Here we use a rodent model to show that recovery from deprivation amblyopia can be achieved in adults by a two-step sequence, involving enhancement of synaptic plasticity in the visual cortex by dark exposure followed immediately by visual training. The perceptual learning induced by visual training contributes to the recovery of vision and can be optimized to drive full recovery of visual acuity in severely amblyopic adults.
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Adults, Animals, Neurological Impairments, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Training, Visual Perception, Perceptual Development, Rehabilitation
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