Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s: study

Saturday 03 June 2017 3 months ago 73   Ottawa   Print

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Report  Web desk : OTTAWA: A new study challenges this belief, instead suggesting that vision develops until midlife. This may have a significant impact on people with amblyopia, which is an eye disorder that causes what is commonly known as a lazy eye. A team of researchers led by Kathryn Murphy, a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, set out to examine the evolution of the primary visual cortex in the human brain by analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of 30 people, ranging in age from 20 days to 80 years. Until now, the accepted view has been that in humans, the maturation of the primary visual cortex is completed in the first few years of life. (01)