A Systematic Review of the Role of Central Vision Loss in Mobility
Event Type
TimeWednesday, October 12th4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
LocationPoster Gallery
DescriptionA systematic review was conducted to synthesize research on the effects of central vision loss (CVL) on mobility, and to identify knowledge gaps, with the aim of guiding future research and identifying opportunities for interventions. Results showed that, in many tasks, individuals with CVL can accomplish a level of performance comparable to individuals with normal vision. Differences between normal and impaired vision were due either to age or in how the groups completed the task. For example, individuals with CVL could cross a street successfully, but did so less safely (i.e. smaller safety margins) than individuals with normal vision. To identify new interventions for CVL, future research should focus on the differences in the mechanisms underlying mobility between individuals with normal and impaired vision rather than solely on performance differences.