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Identify and describe vision problems. 

Visual Disorder Atlas

Visual Disorder Atlas can help you identify and communicate a vision problem you are experiencing.

There are many kinds of visual symptoms, such as floaters, drifting scenes, and warping, just to mention a few. Some symtoms are quite harmless, while others  need to be taken seriously.


Correct interpretation begins with good descriptions, but describing visual symptoms using just words can be difficult. That is where the Visual Disorder Atlas  can help.


Visumetrics´ Visual Disorder Atlas app, with its pictorial library, enriches verbal description of a visual symptom. Most of the 40 illustrations are interactive and animated, and they help you describe what you are experiencing. With the aid of a picture or animation, precise communication with medical experts is made easier. 


And the quicker, and more accurately, you can describe the symptoms you are experiencing, the sooner treatment can start, if needed.

With the help of more than 40 interactive illustrations, you can easily identify, describe, and communicate your visual symptoms, which allows a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. 

Functions that help you identify visual disorders

Visual Disorder Atlas has several functions that enable you to quickly and easily find the image that best describes what you are experiencing - a large reference library, descriptions, and the possibility to save and share images, to mention a few.


Library of 40+ symptoms

Visual Disorder Atlas comes with a library of more than 40 examples of common visual problems, either as static illustrations or animations. All examples are organized into easy to navigate categories and subcategories, which allows you to find and describe the symptoms that you experience more quickly.


More detailed information

A written description accompanies each image in the library. These descriptions provide information that further help to describe your symptoms.


Easier to find
your symptoms

The illustrations have settings to change background image, feature detail, speed of animation, &c. With this level of detail, you can easily find the image that best mimics your visual problem.


Save and share images for easy communication

Once you have found an example that describes your symptoms, you can save it to your image library to share it with your doctor. 

Researchbased app

Visual Disorder Atlas was compiled by Professor Lars Frisén, MD PhD, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It builds on thousands of descriptions provided by patients with vision problems.

Visual Disorder Atlas also serves an educational purpose by providing a comprehensive overview of many common visual symptoms.


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Identify, describe and communicate your visual symptoms more easily.

Vision Disorder Atlas

This app with more than 40 interactive illustrations can help you identify, describe and communicate your visual symptoms more easily. 



This app cannot provide a diagnosis and is not intended to replace the advice of trained experts. Visumetrics disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information, which is provided to you on a general information basis only and not as a substitute for personalized medical advice. For an accurate diagnosis, you should undergo a dedicated medical examination.

How to Use

Visual Disorder Atlas is easy to use. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the main category that best describes your visual symptom

  2. Select a closer variant

  3. Fine-tune settings

  4. Save and share your specific visual symptoms

Large Library of Visual Symptoms

Visual Disorder Atlas comes with 40+ different visual symptoms, categorized into subcategories. This categorization makes it easier to find the visual symptom that best describes what you are experiencing.
Below are a few examples of categories.

Large Library of Visual Symptoms


  • Glare

  • Halos



  • Local Warping

  • Wave

  • Shimmering

  • Boiling



  • Blur

  • Static Fog

  • Drifting Fog



  • Floaters

  • Geometric shapes

  • Fortifications and Scintillations 



  • Static Depth

  • Dynamic Depth



  • Drifting Dots

  • Swirling Dots

  • Localized Swarm

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