Does anyone know of credible research on the potential cognitive or emotional consequences of stabismus or other vision pathologies? I'm asking because I'm curious about the interaction of hemisphericity and visual suppression. I've read about Indian children who recovered sight after cataract surgery, but I haven't found any studies that examine the psychological and cognitive effects of long term visual impairment.
Any suggestions would be really helpful. Btw, I am a forty-year, left-eye visual suppressor, having had surgery at 3 yrs old to correct crossed eyes, many years of patching, a resulting lazy eye, a decidedly mediocre sports career, prisms, an inability to enjoy 3-D movies or Magic Pictures, and assorted visual insults.
By the way, I started seeing some 3D some time ago. I don't know if you've already gone through this, but if you haven't, cheer up! It is possible to improve the way we see and to learn new ways of doing it.
Thanks for these resources, Pablo. I have done very well with mostly one eye, but recently have had some therapeutic experiences unrelated to vision that have essentially "unblocked" the suppression of my weaker eye. My therapist and I are both really interested in vision suppression and possible cognitive effects. There's a lot of questionable thinking about reason/left brain and emotion/right brain, but it is interesting that for me access to emotion seems to release the blockage in my left eye. Very odd. Anyway, thank you again. I'm glad I found this group.