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A 46-year-old female asked:

I was referred to an ophthalmologist but i can't afford it but i have no peripheral vision in my left eye and sometimes i can't see at all it's been this way for over 6 months always irritated always blurred and i don't get headaches please help me?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Paolillo
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
That is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. The number of possibilities are many. Seek help from your local Lions Club. Many times they have arrangements with local Ophthalmologists to help out in cases such as yours. Do it soon.
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Dr. David Goldman
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
It is important you get an eye exam. There are causes of decreased peripheral vision such as glaucoma, retinal detachments, and even brain tumors that are treatable so you should seek care. A simple eye exam from a local optometrist will probably cost about $60 but if that's too much there are typically free care clinics you could seek out as previously mentioned.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2021


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