Brain Injury / Closed Head
Injury Screening / Documentation
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To test the left eye field, the
right eye is covered
Documenting the (left) eye field.
Ask the individual to cover their right eye, touch their forehead to the positioner.
Mark an "X" in the middle box of the paper record, and ask them to put
and keep their attention on the "X". Then, move the target near the middle
X, ask, "Do you notice the white target dot?" Then instruct, "Now
keep your attention on the X and tell me when you notice the dot again." then remove
the target from the chart and bring it in randomly from the sides and slide it on the
paper to the center. When they report that they notice the target, mark the various
places where they notice it. You can have people turn their head to the left or
right to eliminate blocking of the field by the bridge of their nose. Some may
report noticing the dot off the chart before you get it to the paper. This
indicates a wide useful field and is marked with a line leading off the chart rather than
a small pencil mark. If the individual does very well on the basic
confrontations, wide fields will be expected on the documentation test.
The videotape clearly demonstrates the
process and shows several examples.