Scotoma: A localized defect in the visual field bordered by an area of normal vision. This occurs with a variety of EYE DISEASES (e.g., RETINAL DISEASES and GLAUCOMA); OPTIC NERVE DISEASES, and other conditions.Ophthalmoscopes: Devices for examining the interior of the eye, permitting the clear visualization of the structures of the eye at any depth. (UMDNS, 1999)Visual Field Tests: Method of measuring and mapping the scope of vision, from central to peripheral of each eye.Visual Fields: The total area or space visible in a person's peripheral vision with the eye looking straightforward.ReadingVisual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.Ophthalmoscopy: Examination of the interior of the eye with an ophthalmoscope.Vision, Low: Vision considered to be inferior to normal vision as represented by accepted standards of acuity, field of vision, or motility. Low vision generally refers to visual disorders that are caused by diseases that cannot be corrected by refraction (e.g., MACULAR DEGENERATION; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, etc.).Macular Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.Macula Lutea: An oval area in the retina, 3 to 5 mm in diameter, usually located temporal to the posterior pole of the eye and slightly below the level of the optic disk. It is characterized by the presence of a yellow pigment diffusely permeating the inner layers, contains the fovea centralis in its center, and provides the best phototropic visual acuity. It is devoid of retinal blood vessels, except in its periphery, and receives nourishment from the choriocapillaris of the choroid. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Fixation, Ocular: The positioning and accommodation of eyes that allows the image to be brought into place on the FOVEA CENTRALIS of each eye.Retinal DiseasesFovea Centralis: An area approximately 1.5 millimeters in diameter within the macula lutea where the retina thins out greatly because of the oblique shifting of all layers except the pigment epithelium layer. It includes the sloping walls of the fovea (clivus) and contains a few rods in its periphery. In its center (foveola) are the cones most adapted to yield high visual acuity, each cone being connected to only one ganglion cell. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Fundus Oculi: The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Perceptual Closure: The tendency to perceive an incomplete pattern or object as complete or whole. This includes the Gestalt Law of Closure.Fluorescein Angiography: Visualization of a vascular system after intravenous injection of a fluorescein solution. The images may be photographed or televised. It is used especially in studying the retinal and uveal vasculature.Electroretinography: Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.Saccades: An abrupt voluntary shift in ocular fixation from one point to another, as occurs in reading.Hemianopsia: Partial or complete loss of vision in one half of the visual field(s) of one or both eyes. Subtypes include altitudinal hemianopsia, characterized by a visual defect above or below the horizontal meridian of the visual field. Homonymous hemianopsia refers to a visual defect that affects both eyes equally, and occurs either to the left or right of the midline of the visual field. Binasal hemianopsia consists of loss of vision in the nasal hemifields of both eyes. Bitemporal hemianopsia is the bilateral loss of vision in the temporal fields. Quadrantanopsia refers to loss of vision in one quarter of the visual field in one or both eyes.Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.Telescopes: Instruments used to observe distant objects.Photic Stimulation: Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.Night Vision: Function of the human eye that is used in dim illumination (scotopic intensities) or at nighttime. Scotopic vision is performed by RETINAL ROD PHOTORECEPTORS with high sensitivity to light and peak absorption wavelength at 507 nm near the blue end of the spectrum.Afterimage: Continuation of visual impression after cessation of stimuli causing the original image.Nystagmus, Optokinetic: Normal nystagmus produced by looking at objects moving across the field of vision.Eye Movements: Voluntary or reflex-controlled movements of the eye.Choroidal Neovascularization: A pathological process consisting of the formation of new blood vessels in the CHOROID.Choroid: The thin, highly vascular membrane covering most of the posterior of the eye between the RETINA and SCLERA.Macular Edema: Fluid accumulation in the outer layer of the MACULA LUTEA that results from intraocular or systemic insults. It may develop in a diffuse pattern where the macula appears thickened or it may acquire the characteristic petaloid appearance referred to as cystoid macular edema. Although macular edema may be associated with various underlying conditions, it is most commonly seen following intraocular surgery, venous occlusive disease, DIABETIC RETINOPATHY, and posterior segment inflammatory disease. (From Survey of Ophthalmology 2004; 49(5) 470-90)Choroiditis: Inflammation of the choroid.Pigment Epithelium of Eye: The layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA; the CILIARY BODY; and the IRIS in the eye.Panuveitis: Inflammation in which both the anterior and posterior segments of the uvea are involved and a specific focus is not apparent. It is often severe and extensive and a serious threat to vision. Causes include systemic diseases such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and syphilis, as well as malignancies. The intermediate segment of the eye is not involved.Choroid Diseases: Disorders of the choroid including hereditary choroidal diseases, neoplasms, and other abnormalities of the vascular layer of the uvea.Automatic Data Processing: Data processing largely performed by automatic means.Occupational Therapy: Skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It assists in the development of skills needed for independent living.Rehabilitation: Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.Sensory Aids: Devices that help people with impaired sensory responses.Blindness: The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; OPTIC CHIASM diseases; or BRAIN DISEASES affecting the VISUAL PATHWAYS or OCCIPITAL LOBE.Visually Impaired Persons: Persons with loss of vision such that there is an impact on activities of daily living.Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy: Autosomal dominant hereditary maculopathy with childhood-onset accumulation of LIPOFUSION in RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. Affected individuals develop progressive central acuity loss, and distorted vision (METAMORPHOPSIA). It is associated with mutations in bestrophin, a chloride channel.Electrooculography: Recording of the average amplitude of the resting potential arising between the cornea and the retina in light and dark adaptation as the eyes turn a standard distance to the right and the left. The increase in potential with light adaptation is used to evaluate the condition of the retinal pigment epithelium.Chloride Channels: Cell membrane glycoproteins that form channels to selectively pass chloride ions. Nonselective blockers include FENAMATES; ETHACRYNIC ACID; and TAMOXIFEN.Lipofuscin: A naturally occurring lipid pigment with histochemical characteristics similar to ceroid. It accumulates in various normal tissues and apparently increases in quantity with age.Egg Yolk: Cytoplasm stored in an egg that contains nutritional reserves for the developing embryo. It is rich in polysaccharides, lipids, and proteins.Eye ProteinsRadioimmunosorbent Test: Radioimmunoassay of proteins using antibody coupled to an immunosorbent.Eye Diseases: Diseases affecting the eye.Wet Macular Degeneration: A form of RETINAL DEGENERATION in which abnormal CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION occurs under the RETINA and MACULA LUTEA, causing bleeding and leaking of fluid. This leads to bulging and or lifting of the macula and the distortion or destruction of central vision.Retinal Drusen: Colloid or hyaline bodies lying beneath the retinal pigment epithelium. They may occur either secondary to changes in the choroid that affect the pigment epithelium or as an autosomal dominant disorder of the retinal pigment epithelium.Retinal Pigment Epithelium: The single layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA, situated closely to the tips (outer segments) of the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. These epithelial cells are macroglia that perform essential functions for the photoreceptor cells, such as in nutrient transport, phagocytosis of the shed photoreceptor membranes, and ensuring retinal attachment.Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Retinal Dystrophies: A group of disorders involving predominantly the posterior portion of the ocular fundus, due to degeneration in the sensory layer of the RETINA; RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM; BRUCH MEMBRANE; CHOROID; or a combination of these tissues.Auditory Perception: The process whereby auditory stimuli are selected, organized, and interpreted by the organism.Acoustic Stimulation: Use of sound to elicit a response in the nervous system.Visual Perception: The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.Retinal Degeneration: A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)
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The scotoma area may expand to completely occupy one half of the visual area, or it may also be bilateral. It may occur as an ... Normal central vision may return several minutes before the scotoma disappears from peripheral vision. Sufferers can keep a ... Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of ... As the scotoma area expands, some people perceive only a bright flickering area that obstructs normal vision, while others ...
The extension of Panum's fusion area can be interpreted as a shift in the mean locus of the fusion range whereby the one of the ... In cases where the patient has central suppression the following will occur. When the prism is placed in front of the non- ... Four-base-out is a distance method because suppression scotomas in micro-strabismus is usually small and by using a near target ... Whereas when the prism is placed in front of the deviated eye, the image instantly falls into the suppression scotoma, diplopia ...
... or scotoma. These areas of diminished or lost areas of the visual field are typically near the centre of vision but ... However treatment is advised if there are many active or central lesions, or if there are signs of CNV. It is important to ... Symptoms include blurred vision and scotomata. Yellow lesions are mainly present in the posterior pole and are between 100 to ... The appearance of gray-white or yellow punctate (punched out) areas (lesions) at the level of the inner choroid. These lesions ...
Their colour and lightness fade until they are no longer seen and the area fills in with the colour and lightness of the ... When steadily fixating on the central dot for many seconds, the peripheral annulus will fade and will be replaced by the colour ... Filling-in across the blind spot was found to be different also from filling-in across cortical scotomata in two patients ... 1993). In these subjects, some features filled in the scotoma faster than others, and in some circumstances filling-in took ...
A scotoma (Greek σκότος/skótos, darkness; plural: scotomas or scotomata) is an area of partial alteration in the field of ... A scotoma may include and enlarge the normal blind spot. Even a small scotoma that happens to affect central or macular vision ... Rarely, scotomata are bilateral. One important variety of bilateral scotoma may occur when a pituitary tumour begins to ... The size of the monocular scotoma is 5×7 degrees of visual angle. A scotoma can be a symptom of damage to any part of the ...
Patient responses from the testing were graded on a 5-point scale to determine their certainty of a central scotoma. Optical ... However, the Amsler grid (AG) continues to be the primary method for self-detection of central scotomas correlating to early ... A "4" or greater was considered a positive response for detection of central scotomas. Sensitivities and specificities were ... Noise Field Perimetry for Screening Central Scotomas in Age Related Macular Degeneration ...
Decreased visual acuity or central metamorphopsia or scotoma. Blurred vision, scotomas, photopsias. Blurred vision, scotomata, ... Those patients with large scotomas develop retinal pigment epithelium atrophy and pigment clumping, also in the area ... Decreased central visual acuity, Photopsias, Scotomata. Blurred vision, scotomata, photopsias, and floaters. Visual field ... Blurred vision, paracentral or central scotomata, photopsias. Duration. Weeks-Months. Weeks-months. Weeks-Months. Chronic. ...
From the localization of the scotomas it seems most likely that they are caused by the p … ... The authors discuss various factors that may contribute to the postoperative scotomas. ... The most consistently affected areas were the temporal and lower periphery of the visual field. The central visual field, ... The authors discuss various factors that may contribute to the postoperative scotomas. From the localization of the scotomas it ...
Central scotomas (shadows or missing areas of vision). *Distorted vision (i.e. metamorphopsia) - A grid of straight lines ... The word scotoma is derived from the Greek word for darkness. ... An anopsia (or anopia) is a defect in the visual field. ... ... central area of the retina which provides detailed central vision) called drusen between the retinal pigment epithelium and the ... Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area Ranked 42nd - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²) - Width 101 miles ...
... central scotoma, fixation point scotoma; accommodation and convergence; functions of the eye muscles and eye motility; ... Possible areas of activity. 2. Particulars of professional practice. 3. Safeguarding against risks. 4. Differentiation of the ... scotomas, blind spot, visual field extreme boundaries, isopterics perimetry (static, dynamic, computer-driven). ... Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders ILV Orthoptic Rehabilitation for Central Vision Disorders ILV. Lector: ...
The scotoma area may expand to completely occupy one half of the visual area, or it may also be bilateral. It may occur as an ... Normal central vision may return several minutes before the scotoma disappears from peripheral vision. Sufferers can keep a ... Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of ... As the scotoma area expands, some people perceive only a bright flickering area that obstructs normal vision, while others ...
Bjerrums area is central 25° of the visual field from the fixation point, popularized scientifically by the Danish ... The arcuate scotoma doesnt cross the horizontal divide of the visual field. Harrington, David O. (1964). "The Bjerrum Scotoma ... Multiple types of scotomas form inside Bjerrums area, typically in patients with open-angle glaucoma. Of particular note is the ... also called the Bjerrums scotoma). It is characterized by starting at the blind spot, and arching over the macular area, ending ...
a blind area within the visual field, not affecting the surrounding area of the eye.... Explanation of central scotoma ... Find out information about central scotoma. A blind spot or area of depressed vision in the visual field. ... Some persons with central scotomas are able to adopt a regular and reliable fixation pattern; they look to the side or above ... Related to central scotoma: optic neuritis, centrocecal scotoma. scotoma. [skə′tō·mə] (medicine) A blind spot or area of ...
When any scotomatous areas were found, the target was placed inside the scotoma and moved from nonseeing to seeing regions. The ... Retinotopic mapping of the visual cortex using functional magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with central scotomas from ... In MD1, the PRL was below the central scotoma (12.5 and 13.5° from the fovea in the left and right eye, respectively). In MD2, ... I. Retinal location of scotoma and fixation area. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 27: 1137-1147. ...
We suggest that the combination of the central scotoma and peripheral viewing can explain the altered search behaviour and no ... Furthermore, search behaviour of MD patients was associated with saccades with smaller amplitudes towards the scotoma, an ... Furthermore, search behaviour of MD patients was associated with saccades with smaller amplitudes towards the scotoma, an ... Patients with a scotoma in their central vision (e.g. due to macular degeneration, MD) commonly adopt a strategy to direct the ...
Central visual field characteristics, including fovea and central scotoma characteristics, were measured with a scanning laser ... Participants were 36 to 84 yr old (median age: 68 yr old). Participants had central scotomas in both, one, or neither eye with ... Participants were recruited from the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Inclusion criteria included age 18 and older with loss of central ... In addition, most of the participants had central visual field loss (median: 12[degrees] diameter macular scotoma), which would ...
Weighted VA (WVA) and low-contrast (10%) VA (WLCVA), binocular VF areas, and central scotoma were calculated. Adjusted mean ... and paracentral and central scotomata in the second decade of life advanced in adulthood as verified with Goldmann perimetry. ... METHODS: The central and peripheral parts of normal human corneas were analyzed separately. Central corneal buttons were ... areas in all ages, and early retinal thinning was found in the inferior areas of the outer macula (empty set, 6 mm). Foveal and ...
Apical Scotoma: A scotoma is a missing part (gap) in our visual field. Macular degeneration is known as a central scotoma. Our ... in the central part of the blind area, they are placed in the "where things are" in the peripheral portion of the seeing area. ... Scotomas can also be created. If we put surgical tape on a pair of glasses, we create a scotoma. ... An apical scotoma is the image jump experienced as you look through the apex of a prism. The missing area between the last ray ...
An 11 year old girl was evaluated after complaining of bilateral central scotomata after observing the subtotal solar eclipse ... Areas of retinal oedema outlining a sickle-that is, the "brand" of the sun, have been described after the solar eclipses of 17 ... After 3 months the visual acuity was 25/20, the patient denied any residual scotoma in the Amsler grid testing. The retinal ... Amsler grid testing showed bilateral small central scotomata. Anterior segments were unremarkable. Biomicroscopy showed sickle ...
Autofluorescence of the macula area of a patient who has received Plaquenil treatment for years. Note the area of ring scotoma ... In other words a legally blind person with macular degeneration, enlarged blind spot or other small central scotomas will have ... Patient with more severe expression on left shows evidence of a macular ring scotoma. The patient on right shows early areas of ... Plaquenil first affects small areas between 5-15 degrees from fovea eventually progressing to produce a ring scotoma.(Figs. 47 ...
To determine the area of visual scotoma, a miss rate [Nmiss/(Nmiss + Ncorrect)] was calculated for each nonoverlapping small ... Behavioral examination of visual scotoma.. While the animal was fixating at a central white dot (0.08° diameter; 81% Michelson ... which revealed a clear visual scotoma in each monkey (Fig. 4B,C). The visual scotomas were oval in shape and their sizes were ∼ ... The RFs shifted ∼3° away from the scotoma. In the absence of a lesion, visual stimulation surrounding an artificial scotoma did ...
Neurologic examination at age 42 years showed bilateral optic atrophy with central scotomas and diminished visual acuity (10/ ... Fundoscopic examination demonstrated bilateral optic atrophy with central scotoma. On neurologic examination, bilateral leg ... These four areas were thought to be candidate areas in which the causative gene was located. (B) Mutation of C12orf65 in the ... Array CGH analysis revealed no pathological copy-number alterations in the four candidate chromosome areas. These four areas ...
Central blind spots (scotomas) usually occur late in the disease and can sometimes become severe. Symptoms are usually ... The first symptom is usually visual distortion, such as a central blind spot (scotoma) or curving of straight lines ( ... Areas of chorioretinal atrophy (referred to as geographic atrophy) occur in more advanced cases of dry AMD. There is no ... Central Retinal Artery Occlusion and Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion. *Central Retinal Vein Occlusion and Branch Retinal Vein ...
The central 25° of retina was tested with more focus on areas of interest, such as areas where there seemed to be a transition ... these participants have large scotomas, so the information that is obscured by the scotoma is not uncovered due to fixation ... This was less clear for participant 10, who had a large central scotoma in one eye with an eccentric PRL and a similar scotoma ... One silhouette is presented in an area that falls within the binocular scotoma while they are fixating the center of the screen ...
Collectively, our findings imply a neural compensation from auditory sensory brain areas due to visual deprivation. ... size central relative scotomas to III4e target OU (small foveal detection area in OS) ... Complete ring scotoma OUd Non-recordable rod ERG; markedly reduced and electronegative mixed and cone ERGs ... Full OU, ill-defined central relative scotomas OU (no stimulus detection of targets I3e or smaller) ...
A scotoma (Greek: darkness; plural: "scotomas" or "scotomata") is an area or island of loss or impairment of visual acuity ... A scotoma may include and enlarge the normal blind spot. Even a small scotoma that happens to affect central or macular vision ... Rarely, scotomata are bilateral. One important variety of bilateral scotoma may occur when a pituitary tumour begins to ... Example image showing small, deep central scotoma, as may be caused by age-related maculopathy. ...
... - ... It is not clear from your post if your sons central scotoma is still present or if it lasted just 40 minutes or so and then ... A typical migraine headache starts with shimmering lights, often times they surround a blurry area or have dots or jaggedly ... After the onset of the lights (called scintillating scotomas), the headache typically starts and the light show tends to ...
He could not see in his lower visual fields and had a scotoma in the central 4 degrees of each upper field. Later, his ... connects via V1 to secondary visual areas including area V5 (mediotemporal area) lying along the "dorsal" or parietal cortical ... such as tunnel vision and paracentral or central scotomata); motion processing deficits (cerebral akinetopsia), impaired ocular ... or a central or paracentral scotoma, may hinder simultaneous perception and visual search, and objects may even seem to vanish. ...
Large "grey" areas in the central vision may develop called scotomas.. Symptoms of macular degeneration are similar in either ... If the are to be treated involves the central macula, a large grey spot will result in the central vision. This "scotoma" is ... as a large scotoma may develop within the central vision. ... Call your doctor if you experience sudden changes in central ... Patients with wet macular degeneration may suffer significant loss of central vision. Vision loss may occur over days, weeks or ...
Small wing shaped paracentral scotoma (Wings): Small discrete scotomas occur in Bjerrums area within central 10° ... What is central field?. Portion of the visual field within 30° of fixation.. What is Bjerrums area (arcuate area)?. That ... Basically, the paracentral scotoma joins with the blind spot to form a sickle shape scotoma called Seidels scotoma!) ... Bjerrums area usually is considered to be within the central 25° of visual field.. Now that youre ready, lets begin! =). ...
  • From the localization of the scotomas it seems most likely that they are caused by the persistent pressure of the gas bubble on the peripheral retina. (nih.gov)
  • With the advent of perimetry, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and pattern ERG techniques, more precise mapping of dysfunctional areas of the retina is now possible. (utah.edu)
  • The mfERG provides a detailed assessment of the health of the central retina. (utah.edu)
  • They tend to use a nondamaged location on the retina, often close to the boundary of the scotoma as an alternate fixation locus, referred to as the preferred retinal locus (PRL). (arvojournals.org)
  • Common causes of scotomata include demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis (retrobulbar neuritis), toxic substances such as methyl alcohol , ethambutol and quinine , nutritional deficiencies, and vascular blockages either in the retina or in the optic nerve. (wikidoc.org)
  • This patient has the classic findings of IJT which include graying of the retina (loss of retinal transparency) in the juxtafoveolar area, right-angle retinal venules, and capillary dilation with leakage on FA. (westcoastretina.com)
  • AV stimuli elicit a complex cortical network featuring activation in the primary auditory and visual cortices, as well as several multisensory areas (superior temporal sulcus, intraparietal sulcus, insula, and pre-central cortex). (biomedcentral.com)
  • You need to treat the glaucoma or else the visual field loss will spread & eventually a small island of central tubular vision & a temporal island (more resistant to damage) will be all that is left. (medicowesome.com)
  • 3 MD impairs primarily central vision and has a detrimental impact on daily tasks such as navigating, reading, and recognizing faces, which can impose a severe cost to patients, their families, and the health care system at-large. (arvojournals.org)
  • Normal central vision may return several minutes before the scotoma disappears from peripheral vision. (wikipedia.org)
  • Peripheral vision helps you detect objects in your side vision and to figure out where you are, and if there is anything that requires the attention of your sharp central vision-like a mouse scampering across the floor, or a projectile coming in your direction. (2020mag.com)
  • It's often said that peripheral vision tells us where things are, and central vision tells us what things are. (2020mag.com)
  • The chart in Fig. 3 breaks down a typical visual field into approximations of what part of your vision is higher acuity central vision (20/20-20/70), and what part of your vision is poor acuity peripheral vision (worse than 20/70). (2020mag.com)
  • Furthermore, search behavior of MD patients was associated with saccades with smaller amplitudes toward the scotoma, an increased intersaccadic interval and an increased number of eye movements necessary to locate the target. (frontiersin.org)
  • A smaller set (four of nine) made accurate saccades inside or close to the target area and retained this strategy 2 to 3 months after training. (arvojournals.org)
  • Biomicroscopy showed sickle form oedematous areas parafoveal in the deep retinal layers in both eyes, corresponding to the shape of the subtotal solar eclipse (Fig 1 ). (bmj.com)
  • Sickle form oedematous areas parafoveally in the deep retinal layers in both eyes. (bmj.com)
  • Areas of retinal oedema outlining a sickle-that is, the "brand" of the sun, have been described after the solar eclipses of 17 June 1890 8 and 29 April 1976. (bmj.com)
  • Less common, but important because sometimes reversible or curable by surgery , are scotomata due to tumors such as those arising from the pituitary gland , which may compress the optic nerve or interfere with its blood supply. (wikidoc.org)
  • A typical migraine headache starts with shimmering lights, often times they surround a blurry area or have dots or jaggedly lines associated with them. (justanswer.com)
  • Optical coherence tomography of the right eye shows thinning of the central fovea and an intraretinal cyst (red arrow). (westcoastretina.com)
  • In such cases, the macular damage eliminates the normal retinal input to a large region of visual cortex, comprising tens of square centimeters of surface area in each hemisphere, which is normally responsive only to foveal stimuli. (jneurosci.org)
  • Limited portability and the lack of access to a microperimeter or a tangent screen have led to the development of more simplified methods of testing the boundaries of a central scotoma for training in eccentric viewing. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • To this end, we tested four MD patients in a visual search paradigm and contrasted their performance with a healthy control group and a healthy control group performing the same experiment with a simulated scotoma. (frontiersin.org)
  • It may be difficult to read and dangerous to drive a vehicle while the scotoma is present. (wikipedia.org)
  • The potential use of devices with SVDs is present in all eight areas of occupation identified by the American Occupational Therapy Association : personal activities of daily living (blood glucose monitors), instrumental activities of daily living (kitchen appliances), rest and sleep (alarm clocks), education (e-readers and tablet computers), work (fax and copy machines), play (video games), leisure (MP3 and DVD players), and social participation (cellular telephones). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • It is not clear from your post if your son's central scotoma is still present or if it lasted just 40 minutes or so and then went away. (justanswer.com)