eccentric viewing

eccentric viewing

A method of scanning peripheral visual fields to optimize vision in patients with diseases that cause central visual loss, such as macular degeneration.

viewing, eccentric 

Fixation in which the eye moves so as to place the image of an object outside the fovea. The object is perceived by the patient as looking 'past' it and not directly at it as in eccentric fixation. Eccentric viewing is often applied by people with low vision suffering from macular degeneration to improve reading a letter or a word by looking slightly above, below or to the side of it. See eccentric fixation; low vision.
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In this clinic, people were using eccentric viewing, which I had never seen before, and only correcting to 6/60, which was good for the patient that was quite a shock.
"These are called eccentric viewing and steady eye strategy and offer great potential to help those with macular degeneration maintain their independence.
Changes in PRL and visual field characteristics among persons with low vision over time could have implications for the approaches of low vision rehabilitation professionals to training in eccentric viewing and other rehabilitation techniques.
The Macular Disease Society now has volunteer trainers available to teach eccentric viewing and steady eye; techniques which help people to make the best use of their remaining vision.
The sessions aim to help people make better use of their peripheral vision through teaching eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques.
The Macular Disease Society has volunteer trainers available to teach eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques, which can help people to make the most of their remaining vision.
The society, however, insists that studies have shown that such people can be taught to use their peripheral vision to fill in the gaps, using "eccentric viewing" and "steady eye techniques".
The LOVIT treatment protocol involves multiple components, the authors note: education and counseling, correction of refractive error, eccentric viewing training, low-vision assistive devices provided free of charge and instruction in their use, and homework assignment, as well as home environment evaluations and modifications.
Key words: eccentric viewing, fixation, fixation PRL, preferred retinal locus, reading, reading rehabilitation, retinal function mapping, scanning laser ophthalmoscope, text scanning, text-scanning PRL
The third Eccentric Viewing International Conference, hosted by the Macular Society on June 3, saw over 80 delegates attend from a range of backgrounds including optometry, rehabilitation and the charity sector.
Structured abstract: Introduction: Eccentric viewing training has been a strategy, used by rehabilitation professionals, to help individuals with central vision loss move their eyes in such a way that they focus the incoming light on parts of the retina located away from the center area that has been damaged and improve visual functioning.
Teaching persons with a central scotoma the technique of eccentric viewing to use their remaining peripheral retina to read and perform tasks of daily living has been shown to be effective (Nilsson, Frennesson, & Nilsson, 2003; Petre, Hazel, Fine, & Rubin, 2000; Vukicevic & Fitzmaurice, 2002).