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Why would my child with juvenile arthritis take a visual field test?

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The doctor might give your child a visual field test to check for any vision changes. This type of exam measures peripheral vision, meaning how far your child can see to the side when he or she focuses on a central point.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment Options."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis."

Arthritis Foundation: "Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment Options."

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center: "Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on April 21, 2019

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