Definition of ocular dominance in US English:

ocular dominance


  • The priority of one eye over the other as regards preference of use or acuity of vision.

    • ‘Each eye's input occupies regions that form curving, branching ocular dominance stripes, each about 0.3 mm wide, running across the middle layers of the cortex.’
    • ‘This could generate discrete regions of cortical cells that respond only to one eye or the other, and so form the ocular dominance columns.’