Researchers used to think there was no cure for dyslexia, but a recent study might have identified a possible cause for the disease. The great news is that this cause is treatable. This possible cause might be an eye defect, which has all the light receptors gathered uniformly in the center of each eye.
Symmetric eyes don’t form proper images
Researchers might have found a correlation between dyslexia and an interesting cell pattern in the eyes. Dyslexic people assumedly have the light receptors gathered in identic patterns in both eyes, and are placed at the center. However, in non-dyslexic people, these patterns don’t match, and allow one eye to take control and create the entire image.
This doesn’t happen if the light receptors match. Since both eyes are identical, there is none which can take control, so they both create individual images. The brain gets confused and, in the end, it perceives two mirror images instead of a broader picture. Since such a perceiving of images disturbs the brain, it’s more likely for the patient to develop dyslexia.
Fortunately, scientists think they found a cure for this vision problem. They noticed how the two images don’t form at the same time, as there’s a tiny delay between them. With the help of a LED lamp with imperceptible light flashes, one of the images can be shut down.
Mirror images in the brain can easily explain dyslexia
This research has been published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. It documents the shapes and colors of the light-receptor cells in both dyslexic and non-dyslexic people. Those who suffer from dyslexia have no blue cones in the center of the eye, where there is a hole. This hole is even in both eyes, which cause the formation of the mirror images.
Dyslexia is characterized by the confusion of letters, and this can be easily explained by this mirror imaging. Dyslexic people often mistake the letter b for d and the other way around, and this can easily happen if they don’t perceive a whole single image of their surroundings.
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