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28 October 2020
Autumn 2020

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

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Face perception in health and disease: the clinical implications for patients affected by impaired face perception

Andrew J Logan MCOptom

Face recognition is normally a rapid and effortless process enabling individuals to identify those who are familiar to them. Underlying this remarkable, but perhaps overlooked, aspect of visual function is a network of interconnected brain regions, which process raw visual information. As a result, face recognition is vulnerable to both ocular disease and neurological impairments. This article reviews current evidence about these causes of impaired face perception and outlines the clinical implications for affected patients. 

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