Conference Proceeding

Driving with Para-Central Visual Field Loss: Pilot Study

Authors
  • Matt Bronstad (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA)
  • Alex Bowers (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA)
  • Amanda Albu (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA)
  • Robert Goldstein (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA)
  • Eli Peli (Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, MA)

Abstract

We studied how para-central visual field loss affects pedestrian detection in a driving simulator. Participants with para-central field loss had relatively good visual acuity (20/15 – 20/60) and 3 of 5 met local vision requirements for an unrestricted drivers license; however, they had lower detection rates and longer reaction times to pedestrians likely to appear within the blind area than in their seeing areas. They were at collision risk for 7% to 30% of pedestrians, whereas controls were at a collision risk for 0 to 4% of pedestrians.

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Bronstad, M. & Bowers, A. & Albu, A. & Goldstein, R. & Peli, E., (2011) “Driving with Para-Central Visual Field Loss: Pilot Study”, Driving Assessment Conference 6(2011), 165-171. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1393

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Published on
28 Jun 2011
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