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What does field of vision mean?

What does field of vision mean?

See below: Your visual fild is the zone that you are capable of seeing with out moving your eyes (horiz and vert). ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Field of vision. What does it mean?

Field of vision. What does it mean?

Peripheral vision: When someone refers to "field of vision" they are usually referring to your visual field, or the entire scope of what you see in your vision, most notably your peripheral vision. This phrase is also often used to refer to a visual field test which tests your extent to see in your peripheral vision. This is a test routinely used in the evaluation and treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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I have end stage open angle glaucoma with 130 degree field of vision. What does this mean..Doctor vague ?

I have end stage open angle glaucoma with 130 degree field of vision.  What does this mean..Doctor vague
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Visual field driving: Severe (end stage) glaucoma causes peripheral vision loss (tunnel vision) . Open angle is most common. Florida requires that you have at least 130 degrees of uninterrupted horizontal visual field in order to drive (along with acuity and other requirements). This is because severe peripheral visual field loss would mean that you might not see a car or person entering the road from the side. ...Read more

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Why does my field of vision have flashes stars?

Why does my field of vision have flashes stars?

Exam time: Seeing flashes of light or stars can be associated with eye problems (pvd, retinal tear, etc) or high blood pressure. In pregnancy it can be associated with preeclampsia also. Most doctors want to be called or have a patient seen quickly if such symptoms. A physical and eye exam plus evaluation of blood pressure and tests can help determine what's occurring. ...Read more

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What could cause black dots in field of vision?

What could cause black dots in field of vision?

Get checked: You need to get a dilated exam right away with an ophthalmologist or retina specialist to rule out a potentially serious problem like a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Two little black dots in my field of vision that float?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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I just saw arc of light in my field of vision after i coughed hard?

I just saw arc of light in my field of vision after i coughed hard?

That's normal: Unless it is recurrent/persistent and/or accompanied by new/worse floaters and/or part of your peripheral vision that goes missing (like a curtain or veil). If the latter is the case, then see an eye doctor, preferably a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Shadows floating around in my field of vision. Why is that happening?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Im seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

Im seeing weird squiggly lines in my field of vision. Could this be bad?

YES!: It could be a retinal problem like a retinal tear or detachment, or an ocular migraine. See an eye doctor and get a dilated retinal exam asap. ...Read more