Considering Apical Scotomas, Confusion, and Diplopia When Prescribing Prisms for Homonymous Hemianopia.

@article{Apfelbaum2013ConsideringAS,
  title={Considering Apical Scotomas, Confusion, and Diplopia When Prescribing Prisms for Homonymous Hemianopia.},
  author={Henry Apfelbaum and Nicole Ro\ss and Alex Bowers and Eli Peli},
  journal={Translational vision science & technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={2}
}
PURPOSE While prisms are commonly prescribed for homonymous hemianopia to extend or expand the visual field, they cause potentially troubling visual side effects, including nonveridical location of perceived images, diplopia, and visual confusion. In addition, the field behind a prism at its apex is lost to an apical scotoma equal in magnitude to the amount… CONTINUE READING