Patterns of Vision Loss
Macular degeneration affects central vision. This is the detailed vision we use when we look directly at something as when we read or look at faces. When central vision is affected patients may report that their central vision is missing, distorted and/or hazy.
This is the less detailed vision we use to see everything around the edges and to the side. When peripheral vision is affected, patients tend to bump into objects and/or fall. Glaucoma affects peripheral vision first and strokes can affect one side of peripheral vision.
This is the abiity to distinguish between objects of similar tones like milk in a white cup or to distinguish facial features. All eye problems can decrease contrast sensitivity.
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