Visual Field Tests – When, why and what it can mean

Episode 25,  Jan 18, 09:00 AM

Visual field tests can be invaluable when trying to explain a patient’s symptoms, like headaches, or detecting early disease, from glaucoma to stroke, or rarer neurological conditions, such as pituitary tumours. In this episode, Michelle Hanratty asks Stephen Freeman, an optometrist and lecturer at the University of Plymouth, when to be suspicious and what steps to take to investigate non-glaucomatous visual field defects in practice. Afterwards, Michelle is joined by Dr Lindsay Rountree, Assistant Professor at the University of Bradford, to explore the interpretation of field plots in detail. She also answers the questions put to her by the attendees of the recent webinar on the same topic.

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