confrontational visual field testing

confrontational visual field testing

[kon′frəntā′shənəl]
Etymology: L, con + frons, forehead
a method of assessing a patient's visual field by moving an object into the periphery of each of the visual quadrants. The test is conducted while one eye is covered and the vision of the other is fixed on a point straight ahead. The patient reports when the moving object, which may be the examiner's finger, is first detected at the edge of the visual field.
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13) Describe an abnormal optic disc in terms of its cup-disc ratio, and report visual loss to the ophthalmologist as a defect in a respective field quadrant as detected on confrontational visual field testing or as an afferent pupillary defect in a given eye.