Evaluation of the peripheral visual field after foveal translocation

Am J Ophthalmol. 2001 Oct;132(4):581-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(01)01056-x.


Purpose: To evaluate the peripheral visual field after foveal translocation with scleral imbrication or 360-degree retinotomy.

Methods: Retrospective, single-center, nonrandomized study. We calculated the rate of preservation of the peripheral visual field using Goldmann perimetry by dividing the width of the postoperative V-4 isopter by the preoperative width and expressing the result as a percentage.

Results: In nine eyes that underwent scleral imbrication, the rate of preservation was 100.0% superiorly, 102.6% superotemporally, 99.9% temporally, 97.9% inferotemporally, 96.9% inferiorly, 82.3% inferonasally, 93.7% nasally, and 87.3% superonasally. In 33 eyes that underwent 360-degree retinotomy, it was 89.1%, 87.0%, 81.9%, 78.1%, 86.6%, 90.0%, 89.9%, and 86.8%, respectively.

Conclusion: After foveal translocation with scleral imbrication, the peripheral visual field was preserved except for slight narrowing nasally; 360-degree retinotomy resulted in preservation of the visual field, except for slight narrowing in all meridians.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Fovea Centralis / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration / physiopathology
  • Macular Degeneration / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sclera / surgery
  • Visual Acuity
  • Visual Field Tests
  • Visual Fields / physiology*