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The "Aubert-Förster law" is derived from work carried out by Hermann Rudolph Aubert and the ophthalmologist Richard Förster. They performed a series of tests on vision outside the point of fixation, which they referred to as indirect vision. Their findings were published in 1857, in a treatise called Beiträge zur Kenntniss des indirecten Sehens .

Their data showed that visual acuity changes between central and peripheral vision in an approximately linear fashion with the visual angle of eccentricity.

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