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Feasibility of Visual Field Testing With a Virtual Reality Headset

2018-11-26 21:54:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aim to determine the feasibility of using a virtual reality (VR) headset (HTC Vive) to test the visual field. The VR headset test will be compared to a conventional visual field test, using the Humphrey Field Analyzer. The investigators will include 10 healthy patients without visual field defect, 10 patients with early glaucomatous visual field defect, and 10 patients with advanced visual field defect. Each patient will perform the conventional test twice and the VR headset test 4 times, divided in 3 visits within a 2 month period. The results of the tests (sensitivity thresholds) will be compared. The investigators hypothesize that the results of the conventional and VR tests will be similar.

Study Design

Conditions

Glaucoma

Intervention

Visual Field Testing

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Nova Scotia Health Authority

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Partial or complete loss of vision in one half of the visual field(s) of one or both eyes. Subtypes include altitudinal hemianopsia, characterized by a visual defect above or below the horizontal meridian of the visual field. Homonymous hemianopsia refers to a visual defect that affects both eyes equally, and occurs either to the left or right of the midline of the visual field. Binasal hemianopsia consists of loss of vision in the nasal hemifields of both eyes. Bitemporal hemianopsia is the bilateral loss of vision in the temporal fields. Quadrantanopsia refers to loss of vision in one quarter of the visual field in one or both eyes.

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