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Can People With Peripheral Vision Loss Drive Safely
Depends: On the amount of peripheral vision loss. A visual field is performed to detect the amount of binocular horizontal visual field. For example, some rules require it to be at least 20 degrees to drive. Driving safely with reduced peripheral vision means turning your head always in the direction you want to look. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Can you tell me about peripheral vision, however are vertical or horizontal prisms used for peripheral vision loss?
For motion detection: Central (macular) vision detects fine detail and colors. Peripheral vision has poor resolution but is highly sensitive to motion - it is your warning sensor for possible threats out of the center. Prisms affect both central and peripheral vision at the same time, so no prism will only change peripheral vision. Prisms are used to compensate for doubling; not a peripheral issue. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed. Dr says I have some peripheral vision loss although I don't notice it. How fast will this vision loss progress?
Peripheral vision: Peripheral vision loss with other associated symptoms need a full eye evaluation asap. See an eye doctor. ...Read more
Compensation: The eyes are very good at covering for each other. The peripheral loss which I hope is minor, has been adjusted to by your eyes and there even may be some overlap with the other eye. ...Read more
How do you know if peripheral vision loss is minor. Field test says normal but there are some gray shaded areas around part of the periphery.
Depends.: This depends on many factors. The size of the visual field test, how wide an area was it measuring. It also depends on how stable the change is- is it new or has it been like this for many years. Also how severe the changes are- the sensitivity is expressed in "decibels". Small changes are ok unless they exceed what you would expect for that sight tested based on past tests. Talk to your md. ...Read more
I was detected with glaucoma, earlier I was having peripheral vision loss which I neglected that advanced to complete vision loss. What should I do?
Continue treatment: Obviously you discovered the vision loss and hopefully are seeing an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) for treatment. Your goal, since you have lost vision in one eye is to be very diligent with treatment for the remaining eye to prevent it losing any more vision. The loss from the blind eye, in glaucoma, unfortunately is permanent. ...Read more
Unlikely: It's possible but unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Be seen!: These are very concerning symptoms and should be evaluated immediately. Especially with the loss of vision, tr suggests a problem in the brain or along the nerves to the eye. Problems with pressure in the brain, irritations/infections of the brain or eyes, or tumors can cause these two problems. Please do not delay any longer. ...Read more
Over the past month, I have had vision loss, peripheral vision loss and severe headaches. What can I do?
Visual field test result normal - 3/14 fixation error. Some peripheral vision loss not in field of vision. Why does test result say normal?
It is: The fixation losses are related to the reliability of the test. Some peripheral shading is within normal limits on the test. ...Read more
Glaucoma 30 percent optic damage in 58 year old. What is prognosis? Can progression be stopped so that I won't notice peripheral vision loss.
Is it common for there to not have been an improvement in optic neuritis induced peripheral vision loss after 8 weeks? Will recovery be spontaneous?
Recovery takes time: The visual recovery after optic neuritis can take weeks to months. Studies have found that at a year 90% of people had 20/40 vision or better. The recovery of peripheral vision is similar. The use of high dose IV steroids at the time of the optic neuritis might speed visual recovery, but the final vision is the same. It is important to be followed by a neurologist and an ophthalmologist for this. ...Read more
Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?
Some peripheral vision loss & 30% nerve damage. Dr. Says glaucoma caught early. Does this sound like a reasonable statement?
Yes: Based upon scanning, your doctor has probably estimated a loss of 30% of your vision fibers due to glaucoma. Since there is considerable redundancy in the vision, you have plenty of good vision left. Well managed glaucoma will likely preserve the remaining vision and you should do well. ...Read more
My girlfriend is 18 and in the past year has had peripheral vision loss in both left sides of both eyes. Not glaucoma. Wat Causes that aren't serious?
Neuro and eye doctor: Needs to be checked by eye doctor and maybe neurologist. ...Read more
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more