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Peripheral visual attention superiority in athletes and non-athletes

Ramlan, Muhammad Aiman and Mohd Arif, Mohammad Fitri Fahmi and Che Azemin, Mohd Zulfaezal and Ahmad, Norsham (2019) Peripheral visual attention superiority in athletes and non-athletes. Journal of Optometry, Eye and Health Research, 1 (1). pp. 7-12. E-ISSN 2682-7859

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Introduction: The purpose of the study was to compare the size of visual field in horizontal and vertical, peripheral retinal sensitivity at mid- and far-peripheral temporal viewing using different sizes of stimuli between football athletes and age-gender matched non-athlete subjects. Methods: The participants comprised 9 experienced male football (23.44 ± 2.74 years) players and the control group comprised 9 age-matched male non-athletes (23.33 ± 2.96 years). The parameters were measured using Oculus Twinfield automated perimeter. Horizontal and vertical size of visual field was measured using manual kinetic strategy. The mid-peripheral (60deg) and far-peripheral (90deg) temporal retinal sensitivity in different sizes of stimuli were measured using manual static strategy. The measurement of each test was repeated three times, and then the most reliable value was taken from the three readings. Results: The results from athletes and non-athletes did not differin regards to peripheral visual attention in all measured parameters (p>0.05). However, athletes group showed slightly better results than non-athletes group. Conclusions: Improved visual performance in selected parameters among athlete group in this study supports previous studies with hypothesis of visual skill in athletes is better compared to non-athletes.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4954/83149
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peripheral Visual Attention, Athletes, Retinal Sensitivity, Peripheral Visual Field
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Dr Norsham Ahmad
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2020 10:00
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 16:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83149

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