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Eye dominance and the fixation behaviour

This Bachelor-Thesis analysed the difference of the fixation behaviour between the eye with the sensory eye dominance and the eye without.

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The sighting test and sensory eye dominance were compared with the fixation behaviour and then were tested with the Eye Link II using a simple fixation model with nine dots. The measurement with the Eye Link II was done using a dissociated performance. 30 persons were tested on two different days.

The analysis of the Eye Link II data showed a significant correlation between the absolute deviation of the x-direction and the sensory eye dominance as well as between the absolute deviation of the ydirection and the sighting eye dominance. This could be confirmed with an advanced analysis using a separated examination of the first and second measurement. There was also a significant correlation between the sensory eye dominance and the standard deviation of the y-direction and the average fixation disparity in x- and y-direction.

There is a definite correlation between fixation accuracy and sighting respectively the sensory eye dominance. Different variables had confirmed this. There was also a significant difference between the first and second measurement. Furthermore, there is a difference if the sighting test (Hole-inthe-Card-Test) or the sensorial test by Joos was used.

Project-Information

  • Execution: Anita Forrer, Sara Märki, BSc Optométrie
  • Coaching: Prof. Dr. Roland E. Joos