Hamilton-Veale Near Visual Field Laser Eye Test / The Hamilton-Veale Laser Near Vision Field Test.
Small losses of retinal cells about the posterior pole of the eye can result in mini-scotoma or small islands of poor vision.
These losses are often not notices by people, but their plotting with the Hamilton-Veale Near Visual Field Laser Eye Test can disclose these losses and allow the Eye Care Practitioner to introduce strategies to overcome the loss.
This test can also be used to plot Hemianopia, Quadrantanopia, horizon field defects, and other subtle central field losses.
A quick effective way to disclose large and mini Scotomas as well as Hemianopia.
A loss of visual field can be a subtle and mysterious loss as the brain often will not recognise the loss.
The gold standard for examining for a field loss is the Humphrey Field Analyser.
However the Hamilton-Veale Laser Near Vision Field Test is a simple but sensitive subjective field test performed at 40 centimetres.
It discloses large and mini Scotomas as well as Hemianopia.
The laser plot reveals to the patient and family the exact nature of the field loss so that rehabilitation strategies can be implemented.