Evaluating Associations Between Central Visual Field Loss and Conscious Movement Processing



Central visual field loss (CFL) due to diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a large and growing problem. While much is known about the visual limitations associated with this condition, one of its most dangerous and poorly understood outcomes is the increase in the risk of falls, which can be debilitating and even deadly. Recent studies suggest that older adults deemed to be at an increased risk of falls may alter their movement processing strategies (Wong et al. 2008). Specifically, heightened conscious movement processing and task-irrelevant ruminations are observed