Dyslexia differences discovered in fovea

New research has found that dyslexic adults have structural differences in their fovea. The Fovea is a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones in the eye, located in the center of the macula lutea of the retina.

The University of Rennes study, "Proceedings of the Royal Society B" found that adults without dyslexia have a circular spot on the fovea of their dominant eye and an oblong shaped spot on the non-dominant eye. In contrast, those with dyslexia have circular spots on both fovea and neither eye is dominant. Each eye produces a slightly different image, which has the potential to confuse the brain.

Find out more about the study below.