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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: peripheral vision?

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Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not central.: Peripheral vision refers to any vision one has that is not central. Peripheral vision is usually measured in degrees from your central vision. Different conditions can cause loss of peripheral like glaucoma, strokes, a brain mass etc.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Side Vision: When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured by "visual field examination".

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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Loss of side vision?

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Dr. Stephen Wexler
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Peripheral vision: Loss of side vision is the same as loss of peripheral vision. In other words, central "eye chart" vision is normal but there is a loss of peripheral vision due to either a retinal problem or a neurological problem. Retinal detachment, hereditary dystrophies or stroke are some causes of loss of side vision.

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