Visibility Vol 15 Issue 1, 2021


An examination of Fixation Stability and Balance in Vision Impairment


Vision is second only to the vestibular system in terms of its contribution to balance. It is well documented that individuals with a vision impairment often have diminished balance abilities, as assessed by self-report and physiological measures. Central vision loss, such as that in age-related macular degeneration, forces individuals to rely more on their remaining peripheral vision. This can result in lower visual acuity and less stable fixation. The purpose of this study was to determine if reduced balance and postural stability observed in vision impairment is related to unstable fixation.

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