stereopsis

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stereopsis

[‚ster·ē′äp·səs]
(physiology)
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stereopsis

The combined vision of two eyes (binocular vision). Stereopsis is one of the ways depth is perceived by the human brain. Other methods include the larger size of close objects and smaller size of distant objects even with one eye (monocular vision). The term comes from "stereo," which means "solid" and "3-dimensional" plus "opsis," meaning sight. See 3D visualization and stereoscopic 3D.
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As described in 'Retinal correspondence/ the visual axes coincide at the horopter, and objects falling either side of this imaginary line induce retinal disparity, which leads to the experience of diplopia.
If heterophoria is present, as soon as the occluder is removed the eyes are no longer aligned, which gives rise to retinal disparity and diplopia.
Changes in retinal disparity are necessarily accompanied by the side-to-side movements of one or both retinal images (Regan & Beverley, 1973b).