What does a VCS test tell you?
The VCS test indicates how certain biotoxins, such as mold,create a neurotoxin affecting the brain and retinal artery blood flow. This interferes with the ability to discriminate between white and gray contrast as seen in the test.
What is visual contrast sensitivity test?
A contrast sensitivity test measures your ability to distinguish between finer and finer increments of light versus dark (contrast). This differs from common visual acuity testing in a routine eye exam, which measures your ability to recognize smaller and smaller letters on a standard eye chart.
What is visual contrast?
Visual contrast sensitivity, or VCS, is the ability to distinguish between an object and its background or detect differences between similar shades of light and dark. It is important for a number of reasons. Symptoms are most prevalent in conditions of low light, fog, or reflective glare.
How do you test for CIRS?
If chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) is suspected, we would conduct a blood test to check for the genes HLA-DR and HLA-DQ which indicate CIRS susceptibility.
What is chronic inflammatory response syndrome?
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a progressive, multi-system, multi-symptom illness characterized by exposure to biotoxins. The ongoing inflammation can affect virtually any organ system of the body and if left untreated becomes debilitating.
What does contrast sensitivity look like?
But you may notice some early signs when you have difficulty with: Driving at night, or in foggy, rainy or glare conditions, and accurately determining distances. Reading things like a newspaper where the print contrast against the paper background is poor.
Can contrast sensitivity be improved?
Contrast sensitivity was found to be significantly improved with yellow filter glasses (p less than 0.0001). The use of yellow filter glasses may safely be recommended to patients who report subjective improvement in contrast vision with such glasses.
What is the normal contrast sensitivity?
We have been taught that 1.0 (20/20, 6/6) is “normal” visual acuity although actually it is at the lower end of the range of normal values between 0.8 (20/25, 6/9) and 2.5 (20/8, 6/2.5). Similarly, a rather common low contrast visual acuity value is 0.5 (20/40, 6/12) at 2.5% contrast when a person has normal sight.
Is CIRS reversible?
VIP nasal spray may also be helpful for CIRS patients with multiple chemical sensitivities by down regulating olfactory driven neurons. I find the average time it takes to completely reverse CIRS and be back to normal function is 6- 12 months.
Is CIRS a real diagnosis?
CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) is a mold biotoxin illness when the biotoxins are not swiftly removed by your immune system, usually due to a genetic disposition common in a quarter of Americans. (The gene is named HLA-DR.) CIRS is too often misdiagnosed as something else.