Paper Boys

Episode 21

Did Leonardo da Vinci have strabismus?

A rare eye condition may have helped the genius with painting.

When you look at Da Vinci’s art, it’s not hard to see why he’s hailed as a genius. But he may have had a little trick up his sleeve that helped him see the world a little differently than most people, in the form of an eye disorder shared by Picasso, Rembrandt, and even Ryan Gosling. Charlie brings in a paper that tries to determine if Da Vinci had a condition known as strabismus.

Check out the original paper by Prof. Christian Tyler here and the Washington Post article here.

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