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Old 06-19-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Field defect

if i had a visual field test showed a defect, would the doctor have an obligation to tell me?

 
Old 06-19-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: Field defect

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if i had a visual field test showed a defect, would the doctor have an obligation to tell me?
Hi
In the USA I believe that you are legally intitled to have copies of all of your medical records, so I'd think yes.

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Old 06-19-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: Field defect

I have gotten a copy of my medical records from the eye doctor . In the US you can do that sometimes they charge a small fee . Legally you can get them . If they do not give them to you as requested then you call the medical board .

Yes, the doctor should tell you and if does not tell aske for you records.

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Old 06-19-2007, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Field defect

i have a copy of the test (it was done in australia), just can't read it!
Does anyone know what is considered within normal range on a humprehry field analyzer? i would need to know the PSD or CPSD value?? would the test flag something as abnormal on the results, or would the doc need to actually point it out to me?

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Old 06-20-2007, 09:03 AM   #5
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Re: Field defect

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i have a copy of the test (it was done in australia), just can't read it!
Does anyone know what is considered within normal range on a humprehry field analyzer? i would need to know the PSD or CPSD value?? would the test flag something as abnormal on the results, or would the doc need to actually point it out to me?
Visual field tests are notoriously variable. People with normal fields of vision can do horrible on one test and then breeze through the next one. Unfortunately, that's the nature of the test. I'd be pretty confident that if something was actually wrong with your visual field, your doctor would have mentioned it. I wouldn't bother trying to read one yourself if you don't know how to.

 
Old 06-20-2007, 09:18 AM   #6
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Re: Field defect

thanks squatchimo - i'll stop studying it right now!

 
Old 06-20-2007, 03:47 PM   #7
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Re: Field defect

mel07, I certainly don't mean you should stop studying, if that's what you want to do. I just wanted to let you know that just one visual field test really doesn't mean a whole lot. Now, several visual field tests that all show the same defect means something.

 
Old 06-24-2007, 08:05 PM   #8
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Re: Field defect

well, i had an opthalmologist take a look at the field test values and apparently they are well within normal range ...

still doesn't explain my symptoms, though

 
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