Characteristics of Monocular Smooth Pursuit in Central Field Loss



Purpose: Currently, it is not well known how people with central field loss (CFL) pursue moving targets, a behavior that has been attributed to the fovea (Krauzlis 2003). Optimizing pursuit behavior may be especially important for this population, as it can afford additional time to visualize a moving object of interest. As the position of the target changes during the task, it is important to assess pursuit characteristics in the context of the target’s location relative to a subject’s scotoma and preferred retinal loci (PRL). Here, we present results describing monocular smooth pursuit in