glaucoma

Written by: Prof. Kent Caslo, Professional Director of ELIA, Developmental Optometrist.
Causes increased intraocular pressure causing damage to the optic nerve and damage to the visual field.
Impact on vision: Reduction and damage to the peripheral field of vision. A typical injury usually begins on the perimeter and continues in the form of a spiral ring closure – without treatment can lead to blindness. Dazzle.
Methods of work: Work on (compensation for) the damaged peripheral field of view – learning the skill of remote scanning.
Familiarity with different unfamiliar spaces. Work on depth vision.
Seeing the whole picture – good at seeing items inside the picture.
Adjusting lighting conditions

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