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Can your eyesight ever return from having temporal artiritis?

Can your eyesight ever return from having temporal artiritis?

Unlikely: It's not impossible but it is unlikely. Only 5-15% of patients who suffer visual loss from gca have any improvement in vision at all after the initial insult, and complete recovery is unusual. ...Read more

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If someone were to have optic neuritis would their vision return 100% back to normal in time?? And if so how long? I can't see with my other eye .

If someone were to have optic neuritis would their vision return 100% back to normal in time?? And if so how long? I can't see with my other eye .

Possibly: Many people regain nearly their full vision within 12 months of a bout of optic neuritis. However, people with optic neuritis should see their doctor (usually neurologist) for follow up (and likely an MRI) as this condition is frequently associated with multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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If you already have a bad eye (damaged from optic nerve stroke and glaucoma) and your eyes still hurt, how can you make the pain go away?

If you already have a bad eye (damaged from optic nerve stroke and glaucoma) and your eyes still hurt, how can you make the pain go away?

See your doctor...: Optic nerve ischemia (stroke) typically doesn't present with pain, nor does glaucoma. Optic neuritis or inflammatory conditions involving the optic nerve may warrant urgent treatment, particularly if you are experiencing vision changes. If your symptoms are unilateral and acute, i would call your ophthalmologist tonight. ...Read more

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Can you have blurred vision in both eyes from a tia stroke thank you?

Can you have blurred vision in both eyes from a tia
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Yes: Strokes and tia's can affect vision. See an ophthalmologist if this does not get better in a few days. ...Read more

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I have glaucoma. Can eye vitamins improve my vision or protect me from further vision loss?

I have glaucoma. Can eye vitamins improve my vision or protect me from further vision loss?

Probably not: Several dietary supplements are marketed as eye vitamins. But little evidence supports using these products for preventing glaucoma or reversing vision loss due to glaucoma. Few clinical trials of eye vitamins or supplements for glaucoma have been conducted. One study showed that taking folic acid may reduce the risk of some types of glaucoma. Another showed that vitamin C may decrease the chance of getting glaucoma. More research is needed to understand the possible role of vitamins or supplements in preventing or treating glaucoma. If you're interested in trying eye vitamins or supplements, discuss the benefits and risks with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have headaches, forgetfullness due to eye strain. After solving this problem my memory will be same or eye strain can permamently damage my memory?

I have headaches, forgetfullness due to eye strain. After solving this problem my memory will be same or eye strain can permamently damage my  memory?

Eye strain?: Eye strain is a vague term and means different things to different people. Eye symptoms should not alter one's memory. One can make sure to see an ophthalmologist to clarify what "eye strain" means. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the eyes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor, but a type of doctor who specializes in contact lenses, glasses, and refractions. ...Read more

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I am suffering problem with my vision cause with my diabetes having eye blood clut would be good to go for an eye laser to control its damage?

I am suffering problem with my vision cause with my diabetes  having eye blood clut would be good to go for an eye laser to control its damage?

See your eye doctor : Bleeding in the eyes from diabetes can lead to blindness. See your eye doctor for the appropriate treatment immediately. ...Read more

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Can severe stress be a contributing factor to my optic neuritis ? I have gone blind in my left eye

Can severe stress be a contributing factor to my  optic neuritis ? I have gone blind in my left eye

Possibly: Optic neuritis has a variable course, and can be "set off" by many different factors. Stress releases certain chemicals that have multiple effects, but can increase inflammation. I recommend you see your eye doctor or neurologist to discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more

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How severe are headaches from brain aneurysm? What do people mean by pain behind the eyes? Would there be blurry vision all the time?

Headache in aneurysm: Brain aneurysm does not always cause headache .... Depends on size, location and growth rate. It typically causes pain after rupturing and causing subarachnoid hemorrhage. Pain behind the eyes or back of the head are typical areas of pain with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Blurry vision would depend on the blood pressure and location of the aneurysm. ...Read more

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If the patient have lost already some vision from glaucoma, what could you do?

If the patient have lost already some vision from glaucoma, what could you do?

Consistent follow-up: Vision loss from glaucoma is often subtle at first.. But with significant damage, loss may rapidly worsen. Consistent, regular care is essential. The patient must use his medications and keep regular appointments for eye-pressure checks, visual field tests, and optic nerve exams. An ophthalmologist is best trained to offer the most appropriate treatments of drops, laser or surgery. ...Read more

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If an eye muscle is damaged in the brain after concussion and it leads to blurred vision, how long does recovery take. Will the eye sight return back ?

If an eye muscle is damaged in the brain after concussion and it leads to blurred vision, how long does recovery take. Will the eye sight return back ?

6-12 weeks: If an oculomotor nerve is damaged as a result of head injury then commonly it will regenerate over a period of 6-12 weeks providing it has not been severed or damaged severely. Make sure to have an MRI or CT scan to be sure there is no subdural hemorrhage. ...Read more

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After you have surgery to fix a detached retina can your vision ever be normal?

After you have surgery to fix a detached retina can your vision ever be normal?

It is possible: It is possible, but there are many factors that can affect the results.Depending on the type and duration of detachment, and the surgical outcomes, it is possible to come away with 20/20 vision. Without knowing specific details of the case, it is difficult to comment further. ...Read more

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When having your cataracts removed, can you have a lens put in to improve your vision?

When having your cataracts removed, can you have a lens put in to improve your vision?

Yes, that is routine: A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. Virtually all cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and placing an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol) implant in its place. There are some newer more advanced iols that act like intraocular invisible bifocals to minimize need for postoperative glasses (multifocal iols) or to treat pre-exisiting astigmatism (toric iol). ...Read more

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When should I expect to notice a change in my vision or for my vision to get better after having a course of iv solumedrol for optic neuritis from ms?

About 30-90 days : Loss of vision in optic neuritis will usually worsen over the first 1 to 2 weeks then there is Usually improvement in vision over the next 1 to 3 months. The iv SoluMedrol may speed up visual recovery but it does not effect the extent of the visual recovery. ...Read more

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Can you a have eye laser corrective surgery if the eye doctor notice eye pressure in your eyes, and then say it can lead to glaucoma? Plus had sarcoid

Can you a have eye laser corrective surgery if the eye doctor notice eye pressure in your eyes, and then say it can lead to glaucoma? Plus had sarcoid

Depends: If your iop is too high for your eyes, this can definitely lead to irreversible vision loss. Your eye md should be evaluating you for glaucoma ; instituting treatment if characteristic optic nerve changes of glaucoma are present. Sarcoidosis often is initially treated with prednisone, which can elevate iop in susceptible people. I'd advise against lasik until your diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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What to do if I have optic neuritis in one eye and my vision is poor can I claim disability benefits?

What to do if I have optic neuritis in one eye and my vision is poor can I claim disability benefits?

Depends: How is the other eye? Disability is awarded when the combined vision from both eyes is below certain standards that are set State by State and also Federal. If one eye is normal and the other in fact missing for instance from trauma, that usually does not qualify for disability,. However some policies for disability will cover such cases. ...Read more

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Thought glaucoma was for old people. I'm 58. & have it w/many years ahead. Have 30% nerve damage, minor vision .Loss. How not to worry about vision?

Thought glaucoma was  for old people. I'm 58. & have  it w/many years ahead. Have 30% nerve damage, minor vision .Loss. How not to worry about vision?

Diligence: Glaucoma with close follow up by your ophthalmologist, responds well to treatment. There is signficant redundancy in the visual system so a 30% loss is a clear warning but gives you plenty of leeway. Just be sure you take you medication and have regular follow up examinations. ...Read more

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Eye Sight (Definition)

Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more