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Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

Of course: Many treatments including the provision of lenses, topical and systemic medications, laser treatment and a variety of surgical options can help many with lowered vision and even some that are apparently blind. Check with you ophthalmologist to see which of these is present if you are the patient. ...Read more

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Numerous causes: An ophthalmologist is needed here, and should check for retinal detachment, glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, blood pressure issues (both up and down), and other intracranial issues. Do not delay, this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can I do to treat temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Temp blindness: If you are having temporary blindness, you need to get checked out by an eye specialist ASAP. Temporary blindness, also known as amaurosis fugax, can be a sign of impending stroke or other fatal or debilitating conditions. You may need a doppler ultrasound study of the carotid arteries. ...Read more

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What is "impaired color vision"? Something like color blindness?

What is "impaired color vision"? Something like color blindness?

Color perception: Color vision can be altered in the usual way by inherited defects in the color perceptive elements of the retina. But advanced retinal disease like diabetes can impair color recognition; and changes in the color of the lens, and a few odd types of strokes and optic nerve disease all can alter color recognition patterns. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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I have low vision disability in the evenings. Do I have night blindness?

I have low vision disability in the evenings. Do I have night blindness?

Diminished vision at: night may be a sign of a variety of problems. It could encompass any portion of the visual pathway from your natural lens (cataract) to the retina (dystrophies, degeneration, etc.) and optic nerve (optic neuropathy, neuritis, etc.). A comprehensive exam from your ophthalmologist should elicit the pathology and subsequently a treatment plan if possible. ...Read more

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Could total blindness caused by retinal detachment be treated so that vision can be regained?

Unlikely: Current medical knowledge cannot improve upon this situation . The optic nerves in your eyes perhaps are fine and work is being done on photoelectric devices to give a little vision in this situation. Stem cells may help also in the future. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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Coughing causes sharp pain in temple with double vision sometimes temporary blindness lasting approximately 30 seconds to a couple of minutes?

Coughing causes sharp pain in temple with double  vision sometimes temporary blindness lasting approximately 30 seconds to a couple of minutes?

Tell your doctor: Transitory raised intracranial pressure can cause diplopia and visual loss. Coughing raises your ICP. Need to check for cerebral masses and aneurysm or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Its important to have your head scanned before a lumbar puncture to check baseline spinal fluid pressure is attempted to exclude a mass. A good neuro exam, eye exam and BP assessment should be done first. ...Read more

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Can the use of clomid (clomiphene) long période for low T make vision problem or blindness at dose 50 mg 3× a week? please i need clear answer!

Can the use of clomid (clomiphene) long période  for low T make vision problem or blindness at dose 50 mg 3× a week? please i need clear answer!

Clomid (clomiphene) and vision: Clomid (clomiphene) has been associated with vision disturbances such as shimmering peripheral vision, sensitivity to light, and persistent after images, but the reports in the literature are somewhat conflicting. One report shows that the vision changes may not be reversible after stopping the medication, so you should probably be seen by an ophthalmologist if you are having any vision changes at all. ...Read more

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


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