Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:
- Define the visual field
- Describe the characteristics of the normal visual field
- Describe the different kinds of visual field testing and their properties
- Describe the anatomy of the afferent pathways of vision
- Identify visual defects related to dysfunction of the
- optic nerve
- optic chiasm
- optic tracts
- lateral geniculate nucleus
- optic radiations
- visual cortex
- Identify visual defects related to functional visual loss
Assignment: There is no single chapter in the BCSC Neuro-ophthalmology book that covers this material. Sections in the BCSC that will be useful for preparing for this conference include:
- Neuro-Ophthalmic Anatomy , Section on "Afferent Visual Pathways"
- The Patient With Decreased Vision: Evaluation
- Section on "Evaluation", subsection "Visual Fields"
- The Patient With Decreased Vision: Classification and Management -
- Section on "Optic Neuropathy", subsection "Visual Field Patterns"
- Section on "Optic Neuropathy", Table 4-1 "Perimetric Terms"
- Section on "Chiasmal Lesions"
- Section on "Retrochiasmal Lesions"
- The Patient With Functional Visual Disorders, Section "Examination Techniques", Subsection "Visual Field Defect"
Altogether this doesn't add up to a large amount of reading.