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What is distorted peripheral vision?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Migraine??: The big issue is whether it is a transient or permanent problem. Regardless, a full exam with visual field testing should help you sort out the possible cause. Migraine is most common transient type. In elderly patients you also have to assess for insufficient ocular blood flow (amarosis).

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Why do we have peripheral vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Early warning: Central vision is for fine detail - reading, face recognition, etc. Peripheral vision, of low acuity, is sensitive to motion and serves to provide early warning of threats from the sides and also provides orientation to the major features of the visual space. With no peripheral vision (called tunnel vision) you cannot drive, or easily walk around, etc.

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