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Advanced Computer Vision Syndrome Victime
Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?
Have macular pucker in both eyes stage 2. Blurry driving and using computer but not reading a book, newspaper or watching tv. Why?
Depends on location: It depends on the location of the epiretinal membrane causing your macular pucker. Reading vision primarily depends on what is happening in your fovea. if the membrane is not affecting the fovea, you will read fine, but see blur elsewhere. Because most people describe macular pucker as distortion rather than blur, consider that the blur may also have other causes like cataract. ...Read more
Will "close work" (e.g., computer at work, reading, etc) be impactful to peripheral lattice retinal degeneration? Or only for myopia progression?
Not likely: There are some animal studies that suggest that intense near work in children could enhance myopia. I don't believe that mechanism is still at play by age 41. There should be no impact on lattice degeneration from computer work or reading. Lattice degeneration per se does not progress. What changes in the eye is the state of the vitreous gel and its relationship to the lattice. ...Read more
Is it possible to get accurate visual field test with macular pucker decline in visual acuity, lights less bright & white computer screen looking gray?
Usually it is fine: You have defects in the central visual portion of your field of view - an area poorly outlined by most field testing devices. Field tests will define major defects which largely will register from the peripheral areas tested. Have you had a field tested in the past? Is there some condition being sought for with a field.? Your ophthalmologist would not order a field if he doubts the result. ...Read more
Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?
Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?
The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't overuse: Excessive staring at a computer screen will result in severe fatigue and blurring of vision. Shorten exposure times, use melanin filtered reading lenses, avoid over-bright screens should help. Keeping eyes rested and moisturized is helpful in reducing symptoms of severe eyestrain. ...Read more
Brain atrophy: Usually not although the content may not be too beneficial. ...Read more
30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with treatment, how long before i'm visually impaired or legally blind?
No: No harm done to your eyes by watching tv. Enjoy! ...Read more
Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?
Yes: This has been reported with MSGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm severally nearsighted with astigmatism, lense dislocation and strabismus. Could this indicate Marfan syndrome?
Maybe: One of the long term problems with rk surgery is the lack of long term stability in some patients. Sometimes, their prescription keeps changing over time, usually making them become more far-sighted. There are some therapies available that may help. Consult a corneal specialist. ...Read more
Glaucoma in 1 eye. 30% nerve damage w/"normal" field of vision test reading. How much peripheral would be lost before it affects driving?
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