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Suppression (eye)

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Suppression of an eye is an adaptation by the patient to eliminate the symptoms of disorders of binocular vision such strabismus, convergence insufficiency and aniseikonia. This adaptation occurs in the brain, eliminating double vision by ignoring the images of one of the eyes. This can lead to Amblyopia.

During an eye examination, suppression may be evaluated with tests such as the Worth 4 dot test, and the 4 prism Base out test.

Suppression may treated with vision therapy.

See alsoEdit


  • Carlson, NB, et al. Clinical Procedures for Ocular Examination. Second Ed. Mc Graw-Hill. New York 1996.

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