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my peripheral vision is better than my central vision in the dark. could that be so?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes : Because of the anatomy of the nerves of the eye you have a retina and a fovea and central vision and peripheral vision come from different nerves. Are you diabetic or have other health problems? See eye dr.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of temporary loss peripheral vision?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
May be serious: Temporary vision loss in the periphery is usually due to migraines or occasionally low blood pressure. Regardless, any type of vision loss should be investigated. Things which are concerning but persist include retinal detachments, retinal vascular disease and glaucoma.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural way to improve bad peripheral vision?

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Dr. Jay Pepose
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
No: There is no natural way to improve bad peripheral vision, but some studies suggest that you can improve your peripheral awareness and processing. This is the basis to some forms of sport vision therapy.In addition, novavision restoration therapy is a method that may be helpful in some stroke victims that have lost peripheral vision.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many things!: Changes in vision, blurriness, blind spots, halos around lights, or dimness of vision should always be evaluated by a medical professional. Such changes may represent an eye disease, aging, eye injury, or a condition like diabetes that affects many organs in your body. Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors and certain medications.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
This is an open ended question and as Dr. Guzik notes, there are many causes some being serious. An appointment with an ophthalmologist is an important way to follow up of this symptom.
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A 65-year-old member asked:

I sometimes see bright lights in my peripheral vision. What does it mean?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
"Ocular " migraine: Migraine does not require a headache. How long do the lights last? Do you see them with your eyes closed? In both eyes?
A 32-year-old member asked:

Should i be concerned if my peripheral vision is better than my central vision in the dark.?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Normal: The peripheral retina which has more rods than cones does see better in the dark. The cones which inhabit the central retina need lights of light to work well. Rods work better in low light.

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