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Will tube shunt eye surgery restore my vision? Glaucoma has caused my vision to deteriorate, and I have been advised to undergo tube shunt eye surgery. Will the surgery make me be able to see perfectly again?

Will tube shunt eye surgery restore my vision? Glaucoma has caused my vision to deteriorate, and I have been advised to undergo tube shunt eye surgery. Will the surgery make me be able to see perfectly again?

Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, glaucoma surgery will not restore vision lost to glaucoma. The optic nerve damage that results from high pressure is not reversible. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to reduce the eye pressure and prevent further loss of vision. ...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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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things : Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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

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A year half ago I noticed two bumps in my nose, now my septum is deteriorating and my nose bleeds a lot. Double vision, linked? Possible causes?

A year half ago I noticed two bumps in my nose, now my septum is deteriorating and my nose bleeds a lot. Double vision, linked? Possible causes?

Need work up: Its probably time to have an evaluation in person. The double vision can be linked if this turns out to be an autoimmune process. If the double vision is constant, painful, decrease in vision, you could start out with an ophthalmologist. Otherwise an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started getting eye flashes in peripheral vision although i had an eye check up last month. Could worsening anxiety be the cause or schedule appt.?

Started getting eye flashes in peripheral vision although i had an eye check up last month. Could worsening anxiety be the cause or schedule appt.?

Migraine aura or eye: I recommend having an ophthalmologist exam you. Flashes of light in peripheral visual field lasting over numerous minutes in a crescendo-decrescendo fashion with or without headache, nausea, or even vomiting likely represents an aura of migraine. Your vision should return entirely to normal after the event. If retinal tear/detachment: increase floaters, random flashes with eye movement, shadows. ...Read more

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Rapid onset adult amblyopia.Vision worsening,mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem.Did patch method 4mo. No change.Causes?

Puzzling assumption: Vision worsening because of wandering eye is expected, but often the wondering is triggered by other eye or eye muscle issues. If alignment cannot be maintained the brain will deny input from one eye=amblyopia. Get the best evaluation by an ophthalmologist you can and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 450mg for 3 months. Over the last 3 weeks, my vision has been deteriorating. Could wellbutrin (bupropion) be the culprit?

I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 450mg for 3 months. Over the last 3 weeks, my vision has been deteriorating. Could wellbutrin (bupropion) be the culprit?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In 2-3% of cases, wellbutrin (bupropion) may cause blurred vision. Is this the kind of "deterioration" you mean? Please tell your prescribing doctor about this problem, and have an eye exam asap. Since i don't know what specific problem you're having with your vision, it may not be related to wellbutrin (bupropion) at all. ...Read more

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