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What causes a visual field deficit?

What causes a visual field deficit?

Causes of visual field defects are numerous and include glaucoma, vascular disease, tumours, retinal disease, hereditary disease, optic neuritis and other inflammatory processes, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, and drugs. Certain patterns of visual field loss help to establish a possible underlying cause.

What is meant by visual field?

The visual field refers to the total area in which objects can be seen in the side (peripheral) vision as you focus your eyes on a central point. This article describes the test that measures your visual field.

What are the types of visual field defect?

Types of Field Defects

Type* Description
Bitemporal hemianopia Loss of all or part of the lateral half of both visual fields; does not cross the vertical median
Blind-spot enlargement Enlargement of the normal blind spot at the optic nerve head
Central scotoma A loss of visual function in the middle of the visual field

What is visual field test?

A visual field test or perimetry is a part of the medical eye examination that detects decreases in peripheral vision or central vision that are usually not noticeable by the patient. Visual field loss may be caused by glaucoma or neurological conditions such as stroke, trauma, brain tumors or aneurysms.

What does visual field loss look like?

People with visual field loss may have trouble seeing objects out of the corner(s) of their eyes, lose their place while reading, startle when people or objects move toward them, or bump into people and objects.

Can visual field loss be treated?

Visual field defects are considered irreversible because the retina and optic nerve do not regenerate.

What are visual field defects?

Lesions to the eye’s retina (heteronymous field defects in Glaucoma and AMD)

  • Lesions of the optic nerve (heteronymous field defects)
  • Lesions in the chiasm (e.g. Bitemporal hemianopia,loss of vision at the sides)
  • Lesions after the chiasm (homonymous field defects like homonymous hemianopia,Quadrantanopia,homonymous scotomata)
  • What is a visual field defect?

    Visual Field Defect. Visual field defects are a common visual manifestation that occurs as a result of stroke affecting the optic radiation fibers, leading to either hemianopia or quadrantanopia depending on the site of the lesion and the extent of damage to the optic radiation.

    What causes visual field loss?

    Hemianopsia is a loss of vision in half of your visual field of one eye or both eyes. Common causes are: stroke; brain tumor; trauma to the brain; Normally, the left half of your brain receives

    What is HVF eye test?

    What is Hvf test? The visual field test is a subjective measure of central and peripheral vision, or “side vision,” and is used by your doctor to diagnose, determine the severity of, and monitor your glaucoma. The most common visual field test uses a light spot that is repeatedly presented in different areas of your peripheral vision.

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