central vision


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Related to central vision: fovea, central vision loss, central fovea
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Noun1.central vision - vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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Jill continues: 'With chronic glaucoma, visual loss can initially be very subtle, occurring just beyond your central vision before progressing slowly inwards towards your central vision and outwards into the periphery.
"They help with peripheral vision, but I've got no central vision. I can't go out socially.
Store director Julie Pritchard said: "With chronic glaucoma, the visual loss can initially be very subtle and occurs just beyond your central vision, progressing slowly inwards towards your central vision and outwards into the periphery.
A study in neovascular AMD which, like LHON, leads to loss of central vision showed that a clinically meaningful 15-letter change in BCVA was associated with a 4- to 6-point change in the NEI VFQ-25 composite score and in sub-scores in three pre-specified areas (near activities, distance activities, and vision-specific dependency).
US researchers have highlighted that using a variation on the visual field test that better assesses central vision loss can improve the diagnosis of glaucoma.
The condition is characterised by changes in the macula, which is the part of the eye required for central vision, allowing us to see objects straight ahead of us.
He has lost so much peripheral vision and central vision that what he does see is not clear.
Also located within the retina is the macula lutea (light sensitive area in the center of the retina) that is responsible for sharp central vision. The fovea centralis is a depression in the middle of the macula.
According to Samuel Markowitz, MD, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, these dry AMD patients have limited options and losing their central vision is horribly debilitating to their quality of life.
Stargardt's disease, also known as Stargardt's macular dystrophy, affects the area of the retina called the macula and causes a reduction in central vision.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the central vision and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK, affecting more than 600,000 people.
Wet AMD is the more serious and less common of the two, and occurs when blood vessels grow beneath the macula - a small area at the centre of the retina that is responsible for your central vision.

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