Absolute scotoma results in an absence of central vision
Both types of vision are important for clear sight, but central vision
is more important than peripheral vision for day-to-day functioning.
Emily Evans, a video journalist on Central Vision
, said: "It is a great opportunity to let young people see what goes on in the media, take ownership of their TV channel and gain the skills and confidence they need to go on and pursue their ambitions.
Because her form of the disease progresses slowly, she still retains some central vision
, although she can no longer drive or even recognize friends unless they're standing right in front of her.
However, despite resolution of ocular signs, all reported residual mild central scotoma that was reflected on HVF as an area of subtle decrease in sensitivity in the central vision
The macula consists of millions of light-sensitive cells that help provide the central vision
used in reading, driving, recognizing faces, and doing close work, such as sewing.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that gradually destroys sharp, central vision
, needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving.
A patient's central vision
gradually deteriorates as the disease destroys the retina, ultimately resulting in irreversible blindness.
Stargardt's affects her central vision
, including her ability to read and to recognize faces.
Women are twice as likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a disease that causes blurring of your central vision
Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Manchester, <Bwhose central vision
has been restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a "bionic eye"
Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision