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Driving With Central Field Loss

Driving With Central Field Loss EDITORIAL HOULD PEOPLE WITH CENTRAL FIELD LOSS visual field was mapped to determine the size of the (CFL) be on the road driving? Indepen- central scotoma and the location of the preferred retinal dent travel is an important prerequisite for locus (PRL). The PRL is a region of retina, typically ad- full participation in modern society. Re- jacent to the central scotoma, adopted by people with 12-14 S duced mobility and its associated social iso- CFL for fixation and other visual functions. Subjects lation and depression are among the most severe conse- with CFL were screened to include only those with quences of vision impairment. Research on mobility with PRLs located left or right of the central scotoma (rather vision impairment has focused primarily on pedestrian than above or below the scotoma). travel, but there is a growing interest in the impact of vi- The goal of the study was to determine if the size of sion disorders on driving, including cataract, retinitis pig- the scotoma and position of the PRL relative to the sco- 2 3 4,5 mentosa, hemianopia, and macular degeneration. In toma would influence detection of the virtual pedestri- this issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, Bronstad et http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Driving With Central Field Loss

JAMA Ophthalmology , Volume 131 (3) – Mar 1, 2013

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6165
eISSN
2168-6173
DOI
10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.1974
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23329348
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Abstract

EDITORIAL HOULD PEOPLE WITH CENTRAL FIELD LOSS visual field was mapped to determine the size of the (CFL) be on the road driving? Indepen- central scotoma and the location of the preferred retinal dent travel is an important prerequisite for locus (PRL). The PRL is a region of retina, typically ad- full participation in modern society. Re- jacent to the central scotoma, adopted by people with 12-14 S duced mobility and its associated social iso- CFL for fixation and other visual functions. Subjects lation and depression are among the most severe conse- with CFL were screened to include only those with quences of vision impairment. Research on mobility with PRLs located left or right of the central scotoma (rather vision impairment has focused primarily on pedestrian than above or below the scotoma). travel, but there is a growing interest in the impact of vi- The goal of the study was to determine if the size of sion disorders on driving, including cataract, retinitis pig- the scotoma and position of the PRL relative to the sco- 2 3 4,5 mentosa, hemianopia, and macular degeneration. In toma would influence detection of the virtual pedestri- this issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, Bronstad et

Journal

JAMA OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 2013

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