The effect of visual field defects on eye movements and practical fitness to drive

TRM Coeckelbergh*, FW Cornelissen, WH Brouwer, AC Kooijman

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Eye movements Of Subjects with visual field defects due to ocular pathology were monitored while performing a dot counting task and a visual search task. Subjects with peripheral field defects required more fixations, longer search times, made more errors. and had shorter fixation durations than control subjects. Subjects with central field defects performed less well than control subjects although no specific impairment could be pinpointed. In both groups a monotonous relationship was observed between the visual field impairment and eye movement parameters. The use of eye movement parameters to predict viewing behavior in a complex task (e.g. driving) was limited. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberPII S0042-6989(01)00297-8
Pages (from-to)669-677
Number of pages9
JournalVision Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2002


  • visual field defect
  • eye movement
  • visual search
  • driving

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