Exercise does not increase visual field sensitivity

Wood, Joanne M., Woods, Russell L., & Jack, Michelle P. (1994) Exercise does not increase visual field sensitivity. Optometry And Vision Science, 71(11), pp. 682-684.


The effect of exercise on visual field sensitivity was investigated for both static and kinetic visual fields using the Humphrey Field Analyser (HFA). The visual fields of 20 young visually normal subjects were measured before and after a 10-min controlled period of exercise. Ten of these 20 subjects then formed a control group, where the same experimental regime was followed without the exercise period. A significant increase in mean static sensitivity in the superior field was found as a result of exercise; however, this is likely to be a learning effect as a similar increase was also found for the control condition. Exercise had no other effect on either the kinetic or static visual fields.

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ID Code: 11916
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: visual fields, physical exercise
ISSN: 1040-5488
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:25

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