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Improved automated perimetry performance following exposure to Mozart
  1. V Macedo Batista Fiorelli*,
  2. N Kasahara*,
  3. R Cohen,
  4. A Santucci França,
  5. M Della Paolera,
  6. C Mandia, Jr,
  7. G Vicente de Almeida
  1. Santa Casa of Sao Paulo, Department of Ophthalmology and School of Medical Sciences, São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to: Vanessa Macedo Batista Fiorelli MD, Alameda Alemanha, 106, Bragança Paulista, SP, 12910-035, Brazil; fiorelliliv{at}uol.com.br

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the performance on automated perimetry (AP) after listening to a Mozart sonata in normal subjects naive to AP.

Methods: 60 naive normal subjects underwent AP (SITA 24-2). The study group (30 subjects) underwent AP after listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major and the control group (30 subjects) underwent AP without previous exposure to the music.

Results: The study group had significantly less fixation loss, false positive, and false negative rates compared to controls (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Listening to Mozart seems to improve AP performance in normal naive subjects.

  • AP, automated perimetry
  • FL, fixation loss
  • FP, false positive errors
  • MD, mean deviation
  • PD, pattern deviation
  • PSD, pattern standard deviation
  • TD, total deviation
  • VA, visual acuity
  • automated perimetry
  • visual field
  • music
  • Mozart
  • glaucoma
  • AP, automated perimetry
  • FL, fixation loss
  • FP, false positive errors
  • MD, mean deviation
  • PD, pattern deviation
  • PSD, pattern standard deviation
  • TD, total deviation
  • VA, visual acuity
  • automated perimetry
  • visual field
  • music
  • Mozart
  • glaucoma

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Footnotes

  • * These authors share equal responsibility in the preparation of the manuscript.

  • The authors have no financial interest in any of the products mentioned in the article.

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