Motion coherence perimetry in glaucoma and suspected glaucoma

Vision Res. 1997 Apr;37(7):955-64. doi: 10.1016/s0042-6989(96)00221-0.


Motion direction sensitivity in glaucoma patients, glaucoma suspects and controls was assessed perimetrically at 22 visual field locations using small random dot kinematograms and a motion coherence task. For foveal stimulus presentations, mean motion coherence sensitivity was normal in both patient groups. However, nearly all glaucoma patients and about half of glaucoma suspects (all with normal visual fields as assessed with static perimetry) had some deficit of motion sensitivity. These were most pronounced and most prevalent in the superior field at 15 and 21 deg eccentricity. Glaucoma appears to produce a reduction in the normal integrative visual function necessary for the perception of global motion in textured displays and this disruption is non-uniformly distributed across the visual field.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Ocular Hypertension / physiopathology*
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual
  • Sensory Thresholds
  • Visual Field Tests