A dynamic study of divergence extraocular muscle

You Yun Lee, Bassem Gayed, John L. Semmlow, Tara L. Alvarez

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Vergence eye movements are the inward (convergence) or outward (divergence) turning of the eyes which allows humans to view images in depth. Divergence is dependent on initial stimulus conditions whereas convergence is not. This study will investigate if the forces of the extraocular muscles show a causal relationship to divergence dynamics. The neural command to the brain is a four degree stimulus; however responses were measured when the extraocular muscles experienced different forces. The results show the extraocular muscles specifically the lateral and medical recti muscles have an influence on the dynamics of divergence eye movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Engineering Innovations in Life Sciences and Healthcare, NEBC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1424410339, 9781424410330
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC - Stony Brook, NY, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2007Mar 11 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X


Other33rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStony Brook, NY

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering


  • Divergence
  • Extraocular muscle


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