Developmental dyslexia and ophthalmological findings

Hiroko Yamazaki, Kiyomi Yatabe, Masumi Inagaki

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This report presents the definition of developmental dyslexia (DD), and recent information on its mechanism, etiology, and inheritance. We performed a literature review that was designed to find all of the studies that have examined the relationship between DD and ophthalmological abnormalities. After combining the data from these previous studies with the ophthalmological findings from our own patients, we found that visual acuity, refractive errors, accommodation and stereopsis were not associated with DD. In addition, we also briefly discuss the magnocellular theory in DD, and introduce a joint statement from the AAP, AAO, and AAPOS that provides details on the current position of these organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-138
Number of pages14
JournalNeuro-Ophthalmology Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Joint statement
  • Magnocellular theory
  • Ophthalmological findings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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