The translid binocular interactor (TBI), which presents binocularly out-of-phase lights flashing at 9 Hz, was designed to reduce suppression of amblyopes. To determine the effect of such flashing lights on rivalry suppression, subjects who showed strong suppression during binocular rivalry were exposed to a modified form of the TBI for a total of 2⅔ hr over 4 days. A similar group of subjects was exposed to steady binocular light. The modified TBI had no effect on rivalry suppression; the changes in suppression that did occur were equivalent in the two groups.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Portland, Oregon, December 11, 1976. Received December 8, 1977; revised March 30, 1978.
* Psychologist, Ph.D., Member of Faculty.
†Optometrist, M.S., Member of Faculty, F.A.A.O.
Kenneth R. Alexander
Illinois College of Optometry
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