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Virtual Reality Visual Field

Apr 04, 2023

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Exciting new technology is now here at Athens Eye Consultants

At Athens Eye Consultants, Dr. Scotty Gadlin continues to be a proponent of using the latest technology to improve the patient experience.  Recently we have incorporated Virtual Vision's virtual field testing.

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are revolutionizing the way we approach visual fields testing in ophthalmology. They offer a more immersive and realistic experience than traditional testing methods, which can result in more accurate assessments of the patient's visual field. Moreover, VR headsets can provide a more comfortable and engaging testing experience for the patient, resulting in increased patient satisfaction and cooperation.

With the ability to create a variety of virtual environments, VR headsets can simulate real-world conditions that can help in diagnosing and treating patients with visual field abnormalities. For example, a patient with glaucoma may experience visual field loss in certain areas of their vision. With VR technology, the patient can be placed in a virtual environment that simulates driving or walking down a street, where their peripheral vision can be tested in a more natural and realistic way.

Overall, the use of VR headsets in ophthalmology has significant potential to improve the accuracy and efficiency of visual fields testing, resulting in better patient outcomes. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more applications of VR technology in medicine, making it an exciting field to watch.