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Eye Exercises For A Visual Field Cut
A perimeter: Visual fields are mapped out using a device called a perimeter. Most are computer driven but a few a done manually. You will asked to fixate a target with an exposed eye (the other is covered) and identify the target spot somewhere in the dome of the machine. Multiple points are tested and recorded. This produces a MAP of retinal sensitivity, useful for analyzing the vision of your retina. ...Read more
Yes: Visual field testing will occasionally pickup small areas of visual field depressions if the floater is particularly large and thick, as some patients may have. Since they move, a repeat visual field should also show the depression to have moved. I would not however expect a large visual field abnormality from a floater and certainly l recommend an exam to rule out any problems by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser eye surgery: It is possible with some laser platforms to do corneal refractive laser surgery on a patient with nystagmus (if that is what you mean by rapid eye movement), in order to correct myopia. Surface ablation / prk would likely be the best choice, if the rest of the evaluation indicates the procedure would be safe for that patient. ...Read more
20-30% reduction: Usually after a 20-30% reduction, difficulty with eye fatigue and loss of effective night vision is noted. Believed that excessive hooding to that level forces drivers to lift their head when driving at night, resulting in excessive glare and loss of "gray" colors needed for depth perception. Use of visual field analysis in most eye doctor offices can measure the degree of loss. ...Read more
What is eye accommodative spasm? Had lasik for myopia. Can see small print, but distance vision goes blurry after computer. Any fix for this?
"Stiff Focusing": Accomodative inertia/spasm. As we get older, the flexible lens in our eye that is responsible for focusing at various distances becomes "stiff". Many patients as they reach age 40 will notice that it takes more effort to see at near. Some who can muster enough focusing power for near work will have trouble relaxing their focusing muscles to see at distance. Frequent breaks/ weak reading glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optometry resubmit #: is it a legal requirement in florida that a person must have dilation of the eyes during a routine eye exam for glasses?
Can wearing an eye patch, closing one eye, improve vision and minor eye lag/lazy eye in other eye? How much training would it take to improve
Possibly: If you had patching when you were an infant and a young child, then your eyes (each alone) may have reached their best potential vision by age eight. The vision can then drop in one of the eyes and be brought up to its best 8 year old level when you are older. If the vision was poor by age eight, then you are out of luck. ...Read more
In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?
Generally yes: With 1 normally functioning eye & 1 that has severe visual field loss, your function is largely dependent on your ability to adapt to the missing field areas. As an American driver, visual field loss in the left hemifield & diffuse visually field loss in the right eye was associated with more driving impairment. Interestingly, a large % of monocular patients did well driving. Driving skills vary. ...Read more
Open angle glaucoma in right eye with 50% nerve damage and moderate field loss. Left eye shows no signs of glaucoma. Will it ever?
It's very possible: The number one risk for glaucoma is the same diagnosis in the fellow eye. You will need to have regular eye pressure tests along with field of vision and OCT tests at least every 6 months. If you are compliant with drops and or laser and keep appts you are unlikely to lose vision. ...Read more
Can lasik eye surgery be done a 17 year old with amblyopia in one eye that previously had eye muscle surgery and then the other eye is just bad vision?
Does my son need an evaluation by a neuro-opthamologist ("significant deficits in visual scanning and speed of visual processing"). He is autistic.
Yes, but not emergen: It would be a good idea, especially as visual processing is often an issue. Along with that, an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist, and testing for auditory processing would be useful and potentially add a lot of information to your child's therapeutic plan. That said, waiting until he can cooperate a bit more with testing, would be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20yrs after a surgery tumor in pituitary, that touch X optic nerve create a eye field problem,i have a deterioration in field, why? no tumor exist
Exam: An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done ...Read more
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