visual field

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visual field

n.
The space or range within which objects are visible to the immobile eyes at a given time. Also called field of vision.

visual field

n
(Physiology) the whole extent of the image falling on the retina when the eye is fixating a given point in space

field′ of vi′sion


n.
the entire view encompassed by the eye trained in any particular direction. Also called visual field.
[1930–35]
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Noun1.visual field - all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given momentvisual field - all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given moment
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
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a) It typically causes an inferior altitudinal field defect.
Central scotomas were noted on confrontation, but HVF showed bilateral, inferior altitudinal field defects.