Diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and brain tumors can cause defects in your visual field. Visual field testing is used to monitor the effectiveness of glaucoma treatment, the progression of optic atrophy due to multiple sclerosis, improving or worsening visual effects of a stroke, and other visual pathway disorders over time.
The Dicon Visual Field Instrument tests your ability to see varying intensities of light throughout your central and peripheral (side) vision in each eye. This allows our doctors to assess the health of your visual pathway from the retina (back of the eye) through each side of the brain to the visual center in the back of your brain. The equipment uses advanced software to map the area of vision in each eye. The results of the test allow your doctor to determine the sensitivity of your central and side vision.
Testing Time Frame: about 30 minutes