Functional restoration of vision in the cat after long-term monocular deprivation

Science  04 Sep 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4512, pp. 1137-1139
DOI: 10.1126/science.7268422


Recovery of visual acuity was studied in six long-term monocularly deprived cats after removal of the nondeprived eye or reverse lid suture. Although both manipulations improved visual acuity, removal of the nondeprived eye was associated with more rapid recovery and higher find acuity than in reverse suture. These results are in agreement with the known electrophysiological effects of these recovery conditions and are also similar to the effects of reverse occlusion or loss of the nonamblyopic eye in human amblyopes.