What are vergence eye movements?

The function of vergence eye movements is to point the fovea of both eyes on a near object.

This means that each eye rotates in the opposite direction (disconjugate): the right eye to the left and the left eye to the right when converging on a near object.

All other eye movements are conjugate.

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Department of Physiology
University of Western Ontario
London Ontario Canada
Updated October 01, 1996

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