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Are visual field defects always justification for bleph?

Are visual field defects always justification for bleph?

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 more

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Dr. Lorraine Brancato
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Visual Field Defects (Definition)

Certain conditions, i.e. glaucoma, cause loss of retinal sensitivity to portions of the peripheral vision. Macular disease affects central focusing vision. Visual field defects are usually monitored with an automated machine that measures a person's ability to see tiny spots of light in the peripheral and central vision. What we measure when a person reads a vision ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me more about having visual field defects?

Visual Field Loss: Hooding of the upper lid (mostly upper outer areas) are caused by elasticity loss and drooping. Forehead sagging and the lid elasticity loss are common causes. Visual field analysis is done in eye doctor offices, using an enclosure with many small lights and patient acknowledges seeking them light up in a closed background. This determines % of vf loss. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Visual field defects?

Visual field loss: Certain conditions, i.e. glaucoma, cause loss of retinal sensitivity to portions of the peripheral vision. Macular disease affects central focusing vision. Visual field defects are usually monitored with an automated machine that measures a person's ability to see tiny spots of light in the peripheral and central vision. What we measure when a person reads a vision chart is central vision. ...Read more

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Are visual field defects always present in patients with glaucoma?

No: Sometimes the elevated pressure will "eat away" at the myelin in the optic nerve causing an increase in the cup disc ratio before field damage occurs. This can give the patient a false sense of security and lead to noncompliance and subsequent damage. ...Read more

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Are visual field defects present in glaucoma?

Are visual field defects present in glaucoma?

Yes: By definition, glaucoma is a group of diseases which causes characteristic optic nerve damage with corresponding visual field defects. These defects are not always symptomatic to the patient and may only be detectable through special testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me: are visual field defects always present in glaucoma?

Can you tell me: are visual field defects always present in glaucoma?

Frequently: Changes in the field of vision are one of the hallmarks of the diagnosis of glaucoma. The aim of treatment is to prevent this from happening and also to prevent it when present from progressing. Some cases are detected early when other changes hint strongly that glaucoma could be a problem, and so field defects might not have occurred yet in such cases. ...Read more

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Is there any related color vision problem associated with visual field defects?

Is there any related color vision problem associated with visual field defects?

Not directly: Some may have significant field defects with enough loss to compromise the color receptive portions of the retina. An example is retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degeneration of the retina causing construction of the field of vision and loss of color vision. Ordinary color vision deficits are genetically determined and do not occur with field defects. ...Read more

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Are visual field defects always present in glaucoma patients?

Are visual field defects always present in glaucoma patients?

No: The defects occur after the increase pressure in your eye causes permanent damage to your vision. Usually you lose the peripheral vision. When it is bad you feel like looking through a tunnel when your peripheral vision is gone. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to see a special consultant opthalmologist for visual field defects?

Optimitrist & Eye MD: 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

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What is the best treatment for a distortion in some part of visual field?

Visual field problem: "distortion" in the visual field is an unusual description. Usually distortion is described in the central or near central vision where straight lines appear crooked or bent. This virtually always indicates a retinal condition and should be evaluated asap. In the peripheral vision, problems are usually described as a vision loss or blind spot. This too should be checked. Possibly visual migraine. ...Read more