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Peripheral Vision Distortion
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
Could be: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more
I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?
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
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