Central vision loss can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose central vision loss, we could:
|Macular Degeneration||4%||Ruled out|
|Brain Tumor||0%||Ruled out|
|Retinitis Pigmentosa||0%||Ruled out|
If you have suffered any loss of vision within the past few years, how would you describe it?
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / long time ago / don't know
→ General vision loss
→ Mainly central (foveal) vision loss
→ Mainly outer (peripheral) vision loss
Loss of vision in one or both eyes is especially notable if it is peripheral vision loss.