Conference Proceeding

Driving with Para-Central Visual Field Loss: Pilot Study

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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.


How to Cite: 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). doi: