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Can fixation instability improve text perception during eccentric fixation in patients with central scotomas?
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    Identifying Troxler

    Dear Editor,

    I should like to congratulate the authors for the article citing the original publication on peripheral fading by Troxler (1804). However, as editor of the website on the work of the Swiss philosopher Ignaz Paul Vital Troxler (1780-1866) who started as physician and ophthalmologist before engaging in research on anthropological and political subjects, I regret that after 201 years, the publication of 18...

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    Authors' addendum
    • Anouk Deruaz, MS, PhD student
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mira Goldschmidt, Andrew R. Whatham and Avinoam B. Safran

    Dear Editor

    In our paper entitled "Can fixation instability improve text perception during eccentric fixation in patients with central scotomas?",[1] we reported that patients with eccentric fixation can improve their perception of a text by performing rapid eye movements back and forth between two eccentric retinal areas, thus inducing a revival of eccentrically projected images. An experimental set-up allowed us...

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