What is visual field loss?
If you experience an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – like a stroke or head injury – sometimes you can also experience a change in vision or a vision impairment.
One of the types of vision impairment following an Acquired Brain Injury is called visual field loss. Visual field loss happens when you have damage to any part of your ‘visual pathways’; the parts of your eyes and brain involved in processing the things you see.
There are various levels of visual field loss that can change your vision in different ways. It usually depends on what type of brain injury you have experienced, and how this has damaged your brain or visual pathway.