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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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


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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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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

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I have sudden vision loss very frequently. Should I be worried?

I have sudden vision loss very frequently. Should I be worried?

Maybe: I am suspicious that this may be migraine related. Go to an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more