The Eye Institute for Medicine & Surgery
Eye Doctor Melbourne FL
(321) 722-4443

Diagnostic Testing:
Visual Field

Visual Field Testing

Visual field testing is often used in detection and diagnosis of Glaucoma, AMD, Scotomas and brain abnormalities. This test measures the full horizontal and vertical field of peripheral vision, identifying potential diminished or blind spots (scotomas) in the patients’ vision. Identifying specific scotomas in ones vision can be indicative of a certain type of brain trauma or disease, such as a stroke or tumor. The patient is directed to identify certain light stimuli provided by the analyzer in their peripheral vision, if the patient is unable to detect the stimuli, then this could indicate trauma and/or scotomas.

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