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The effect of cataract surgery on ocular dominance

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First Author: Y.Yatziv ISRAEL

Co Author(s):    R. Schwartz   M. Lazar           

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To study the effect of cataract surgery on ocular dominance


Opthalmology department, Tel Aviv Medivcal Center, Tel Aviv, Israel


37 cataract extraction candidates were assessed prior to cataract surgery including refraction, best corrected visual acuity, ocular dominance and a full biomicroscopic examination. Cataract surgery was performed and ocular dominance was assessed again one day, one week and one month after surgery.


Of the patients examined 35% shifted their ocular dominance from one eye to the operated eye. Dominance shifting was positively related to improvement of visual acuity of the operated eye in comparison the the other eye. Most of the dominance shifting occurred one week after the surgery.


Ocular dominance can show plasticity, even in older adults and is related to the improvement in visual acuity after cataract surgery. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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