A 41-year-old member asked:
my brother is going through a vitrectomy, if something goes wrong, will he lose his vision?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: That is the reason why we have retina and vitreous surgeons.
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Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
How can cataracts affect our vision generally?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Wound care 38 years experience
Gradually decreases: Cataracts are a gradual clouding of the lens of the eye. When the lens becomes clouded it is difficult to see clearly. The vision clarity decreases over months to years to the point where someone can be virtually blind if the cataract remains untreated. Surgical removal of the cataract with implantation of new lens will correct the vision.
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
What one can do if he or she already has lost some vision from cataract?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Surgery: When it's visually significant, and vision can be improved, then cataract surgery is recommended. Otherwise avoid uv exposure, don't smoke, etc.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 53-year-old female asked:
Vision due to old age?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 19, 2018
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