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Central Vision Blurry Off And On
My eyes always feel fatigued. On a computer, without glasses (-3.00) my central vision is blurry, but I notice my peripheral vision still looks clear.
Have macular pucker. Close up vision test 20/20 but looking straight on at computer is blurry. My guess is central vision at computer is 20/40 but eye exam isn't picking it up. How can it be measured?
Computer glasses: The term computer glasses is used to refer to glasses that bring things into focus (sharp vision) that are not at reading distance, but slightly farther away. It turns out that reading distance for a book etc. is shorter than where the computer screen is typically. The cataract and pucker may not have much to do with the problem of see in ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Macular degeneration: Central vision deterioration or macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the United States. It is usually associated with second hand cigarette smoke There are also genetic diseases such as Leber's Dystrophy and Myopic Macular degeneration or deterioration that can lead to central vision loss. It's imperative that you see an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist. ...Read more
Ocular Migraine: These are called scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
I've been having blurred central vision off and on for two months now, what should I do and what is the possible cause?
Depends: A tear in the retina is the first step in what can become a retinal detachment. If the tear is treated with laser, a retinal detachment can be prevented. Central vision can be affected by retinal detachment or blood in eye from a tear. Retinal detachment needs surgery, bleeding likely will clear up on it's own (but the tear that caused the tear should still be treated). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have evaluation: If there is a tear in the retina, there is a risk of developing a retinal detachment. The tear should be treated. If the central vision is affected with a hole in the retina, than that might be a condition called macular hole which is fixed with a vitrectomy surgery. The first step is to see an eye care professional to get the correct diagnosis and hopefully appropriate recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer