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Dr. Tim Conrad
643 doctors shared insights

Vision Loss (Overview)

Vision loss = decreased ability to see.


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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
643 doctors shared insights

Vision Loss (Overview)

Vision loss = decreased ability to see.


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If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss? I have hydro

If im seeing spots in my vision like squiggly lines black and brown and my eye really dark does that mean vision loss?  I have hydro

See eye doctor ASAP!: Squiggly lines in the vision with what sounds like a loss of vision (as you describe"dark vision") is worrisome for a hemorrhage inside the eye or a retinal detachment. While the floaters you describe are often associated with normal aging changes of the vitreous gel, sometimes complications like bleeding or a retinal detachment can follow. See your eye doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I was recently diagnosed with the "dry" form of macular degeneration. Is having laser photocoagulation a treatment option available to me, and would this prevent further vision loss? .

Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I was recently diagnosed with the "dry" form of macular degeneration. Is having laser photocoagulation a treatment option available to me, and would this prevent further vision loss?
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Laser no help: Laser for dry macular degeneration has been studied well. Laser to the macula of dry amd patients makes drusen go away, so it looks better on exam. The laser does not change whether there is vision loss. Vitamin supplementation is the only proven preventive therapy, and reduces the risk of vision loss by about 25%. The vitamin formula now recommended is called areds 2 formula. ...Read more

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Hello. Is transcranial direct stimulation a good option for treating vision and hearing loss from a right temporal lobe intracraniotomy brain surgery?

Hello. Is transcranial direct stimulation a good option for treating vision and hearing loss from a right temporal lobe intracraniotomy brain surgery?

Transcranial stim: Tarnscranial magnetic stimulation is only fda approved for depression. Motor cortex stimulation has been used for pain but is not fda approved. Deep brain stimulation is approved for movement disorders such as parkinson's and essential tremor. I am unaware of any brain stimulation that will rehabilitate vision and hearing. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
Yearly
Get an audiogram
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What is the best treatment for a progressive vision loss?

What is the best treatment for a progressive vision loss?

Eye MD: The best thing you could do is to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is happening to your vision and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?

How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?

Support group: http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/questions-and-answers-living-with-glaucoma.php. A reference for you. I recommend support group contact In your area: GOOGLE glaucoma support Groups & attend a social gathering of sim. Affected. I have found this particularly helpful. Remember that greater than 85% of affected people live well with glaucoma. You still have to be diligent with therapy & follow up. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a Durable Power of Attorney for your health and finances
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Write down important phone numbers and post them in more than one place
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Give your Durable Power of Attorney a list of your medications and doctors' names
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How should I cure myself of peripheral vision loss. I am 78 years old and 10 yrs ago, I had both my eyes operated for cataract by the lasik laser.?

Peripheral: There are several reasons for peripheral vision loss-- they include glaucoma, retinal diseases, trauma, and cataract surgery. The implant placed inside the eye is smaller in diameter than the cataract. Thus, the effective viewing area is smaller, and the peripheral vision is reduced. Glaucoma is treated with eye drops, laser, or surgery. Retinal diseases are treated depending on the cause... ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?

I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?

Chronic Condition: Glaucoma is a chronic medical condition that needs to be monitored and followed on a regular basis. As long as glaucoma is caught early and treated early the majority of patients do well. Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for glaucoma but it is a manageable condition. Damage from glaucoma is not reversible, the goal of treatment is to prevent further vision loss. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic). Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?

I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic). Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?

Yes: Steven johnson syndrome is a medical emergency. It requires urgent, aggressive treatment to save eyes and life. ...Read more

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Can you prevent vision loss?

Yes: The Best way is to identify any problems early so that available treatment has a better chance to work. Not all vision loss can be prevented since the eye is related to the central nervous system and can't be regenerated yet. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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With treatment can a 58-year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

With treatment can a 58-year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe. ...Read more

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Where can I get help for depression with early vision loss?

Where can I get help for depression with early vision loss?

Low vision doctor: Low vision doctors have experience teaching you how to accomplish daily tasks with vision aids and can also refer you to a specialist for depression. Learning to be independent and self-sufficiency will initiate confidence and hopefully improve depression with the devastating loss of sight. ...Read more

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At what age are you at risk for vision loss from macular degeneration?

At what age are you at risk for vision loss from macular degeneration?

50 years: Generally beginning at age 50 at the earliest. There is a strong inherited component; exposure to tobacco also increases risk. ...Read more

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What can cause vision loss?

What can cause vision loss?

Huge list: Vision can diminish by changes in eyeglass power, vascular disorders, tumors, diseases such as diabetes, genetic disorders, changes of the cornea and infectious disease. If you vision is diminishing, especially if accompanied by pain, you should see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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How is vision loss first diagnosed?

How is vision loss first diagnosed?

Measure vision: Vision loss is diagnosed when your eye doctor checks your visual acuity by having you read an eye chart. With the correct prescription, most people can see 20/20 unless there is some problem in the eye. ...Read more

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Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Yes: I presume you're asking if your vision can be lost by external sources. Yes, accidental trauma to the eyes is a major reason for loss or reduced vision. The National Health statistics' survey estimates 2.4 million injures/year & over 1 million have significant visual morbidity, with 75% being monocularly blind. Be smart & wear eye protection during any activity with risk for eye injury. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of vision loss?

What are the common causes of vision loss?

Lots: Most common:

Cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, injury.

Globally, corneal scarring (trachoma), vitamin a deficiency. ...Read more

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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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Help! I just have sudden vision loss and near fainting?

Help! I just have sudden vision loss and near fainting?

Starting out: There are numerous reasons as to why this can happen to a person. Discuss this with your regular doctor, cardiac testing such as holter monitor (watching your heart for 24-hours) and echocardiograms are a good start for this. ...Read more

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What are some things that could cause temporary vision loss?

A variety: Vision loss that drops and then recovers has a broad spectrum of causes including vascular and nervous system events. Migraine headaches can also do this as well as blood emboli and some internal eye problems. Your ophthalmolgist should be seen if you are having this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
444 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,734 doctors shared insights

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