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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Eye hurts and double vision after getting hit in it?

Eye hurts and double vision after getting hit in it?

Urgent problem: Anytime there is pain or change of vision following trauma to the eye, a prompt eye examination by an ophthalmologist is required. Any number of problems such as bleeding within the fluids of the eye, inflammatory reaction, fractures of the delicate bones which surround the eye (orbital bones), damage or swelling in the retina, retinal tear or detachment are all possible problems after trauma. ...Read more

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Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Yes: If you have a head injury with loss of peripheral vision, go immediately to the er. This could be a life-threatening injury to the brain. ...Read more

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My vision is blurry after head injury! Will my vision continue to get worse?

My vision is blurry after head injury! Will my vision continue to get worse?

You need medical: eval asap to see if there is injury to the brain or eyes. Please get seen. ...Read more

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Flashing lights, loss of side vision after fall?

Flashing lights, loss of side vision after fall?

Retinal problem: Flashing light and loss of vision could represent damage to the retina particularly after a trauma. See your eye doctor immediately to see whether there is any retinal damage. Time is a key factor in the prognosis after treatment. ...Read more

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Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery . Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.

Blurred vision from anesthesia two weeks after rotator cuff surgery . Eyes red and glassy otherwise good outcome.

Call your doctor: This may be a side effect due to a medication you are talking. Call your doctor and check. Otherwise, see an eye doc to find out what is going on. Glad the shoulder is doing fine! ...Read more

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Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling during pregnancy which puts pressure on the optic chiasma(optic nerves crossing) which is just below the pituitary gland in the brain.. Either way notify your OB now! ...Read more

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Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read more

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What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

What causes double vision after cataract surgery?

Many possible causes: If the double vision is in just the operated eye, then the cornea or implant has a problem. If the double vision occurs only with both eyes open, then there is a misalignment issue. Your ophthalmologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?

Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?

Motorcycle accident & ctscan 3wks ago was wearing helmet plus lost consciousness hit head front & back still symptoms of concussion. Is this normal?

Yes: The symptoms of concussion may last up to 6 months. You may experience fatigue, difficulties with concentration, headaches, difficulties with sleep, dizziness. Just try to "listen" to your body and get enough rest. If you feel you have to take a nap during the day - it is fine. Make sure that there is no other issues, f.E anemia, thyroid gland issues... Do not assign all to concussion. ...Read more

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Had blurred vision after diplopia is cleared. Is it normal after diplopia.

Had blurred vision after diplopia is cleared. Is it normal after diplopia.

Diplopia: It is quite common to experience blurred vision as diplopia resolves. This is due to the fact that even though you may not be noticing true double vision, your eyes may not be totally in sync with each other. As time passes, this should improve. Also, you should make sure that you don't have a need for glasses. This would have nothing to do with the double vision, but have that checked out too. ...Read more

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What is fusion? I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

What is fusion?  I had alternating binocular vision before surgery and no double, now I have diplopia after eye muscle surgery (left eye) 4 months ago.

Fusion: Is the ability to take the image from each eye and put them together into one image in the brain. If you had alternating vision (there is no such thing as alternating binocular vision), you likely do not have fusion. Fusion can only develop in children, not in adults. Talk to your eye surgeon about getting prism in your glasses to reduce the diplopia. ...Read more

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Dizzy after sudden head movement. I wear bifocal lenses?

Dizzy after sudden head movement. I wear bifocal lenses?

See below: If you mean "a spinning- like feeling" and not felling faint, you may have an inner ear problem and seeing you doctor would be the first place to start for answers. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more