Doctor insights on:
Goldmann Visual Field Exam
In glaucoma exam what does it mean when Dr. says there is "questionable change" to the optic nerve. No change in visual field test.
I have visual trails (bursts of light that cross my visual field). Never happened before, please help?
Vitreous or migraine: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes as it pulls on the retina. This is made worse when reading, looking side to side, basically with eye movement. Scintillations (flashes) occur with atypical migraine- with or without headache. ...Read more
There are typical…: patterns of glaucomatous visual field loss. The goal of treatment is to try to keep the visual field from getting worse. Typically the defects start out in the periphery, either nasal(near the nose) or temporal ( near the temple). Arcing type patterns are common. Sometimes the central vision is affected in the early stages, however it is typical for the central vision to change as a late finding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Many insurance companies are not covering for only loss of visual field. (medicare requires loss of levator muscle (true ptosis) or not pay. There are many degrees of vf loss, some will cover upper lid surgery when vf loss is >30% measured by vf analysis. Insurance co are following medicare lead and are denying except for muscle functional loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visual field test 2 mos. Apart w/fixation loss of 6/12 in 1st test & 3/14 in 2nd test. 1st test showed more damage than 2nd. Which test is most right?
The second : Less fixation losses on the second test means you were focusing on the fixation target more times than on the first test. Therefore, the second is the most accurate test. ...Read more
CNS problems: Many strokes will cause a visual field defect which is stable and non-progressive although the initial loss can be devastating. Trauma to the optic nerve or the visual pathways can also do this. Most other lesions that register as a field defect are commonly progressive unless treatment is given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Visual field defects
- What causes dark spots in your visual field?
- How to read visual field test results?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Distortion in some part of visual field
- Eye exercises for a visual field cut
- Blind spot in visual field
- Arcuate visual field defect
- Talk to a ophthalmologist online for free