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A 52-year-old member asked:

What is cause of declining vision?

5 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Stiles
Ophthalmology 57 years experience
Worsening vision: There are mutlipple reasons for blurry vision and an eye exam is needed to answer this question. It could be simply the need for glasses. Cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma are the most common medical causes. Please go see your eye M.D.
Dr. Christopher Hood
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of declining vision - too many in fact to list. You should seek care from an eye doctor to better assess the possible cause.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Aging or disease: Difficult to answer without more signs and symptoms, test results.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best
Feb 15, 2012
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
There are many causes of decreased vision. Some common causes include cataract, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and refractive error.
May 2, 2013
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Declining vision: If your declining of vision is with near vision and began after 40 years old, this is called presbyopia where your eye is aging and losing accommodation ability for up close vision. You can try an over the counter reading glasses, strength +1.25 or +1.50. Bring reading material w you to and try on the readers until you find the best power for you.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Provided original answer
If your distance is affected too, you will have to see an ophthalmologist.
Jan 27, 2012
Dr. Joseph Snyder
60 years experience
See your eye MD: There are many causes of decreased vision. A complete medical eye exam is a necessity.

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