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Dr. George Yang Dr. Yang
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage with minimal peripheral vision loss. How much loss would it take to not see coffee tables & steps?

In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage with minimal peripheral vision loss. How much loss would it take to not see coffee tables & steps?

Depends: As a general rule, the eye has an amazing ability to see, even with severe nerve losss. Everyone has a natural blind spot in each eye (where the optic nerve exits the eye and goes the brain) and yet, even with one eye closed, it is hard to appreciate the blind spot. Typically, patients will have end-stage glaucoma before they start having glaucoma-related vision loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Ilan Cohen Dr. Cohen
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How is vision loss first diagnosed?

How is vision loss first diagnosed?

Measure vision: Vision loss is diagnosed when your eye doctor checks your visual acuity by having you read an eye chart. With the correct prescription, most people can see 20/20 unless there is some problem in the eye. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Could vision loss be caused from outside?

Yes: I presume you're asking if your vision can be lost by external sources. Yes, accidental trauma to the eyes is a major reason for loss or reduced vision. The National Health statistics' survey estimates 2.4 million injures/year & over 1 million have significant visual morbidity, with 75% being monocularly blind. Be smart & wear eye protection during any activity with risk for eye injury. ...Read more

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Chang Dr. Chang
Ophthalmology
years in practice
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Can you prevent vision loss?

Yes: Best way is to identify any problems early so that available treatment has a better chance to work. Not all vision loss can be prevented since the eye is related to the central nervous system and can't be regenerated yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can computer cause vision loss?

Can computer cause vision loss?

No: Computer use can be tiring and commonly is drying. It will not cause any permanent change in the vision. Otherwise i would set up an office outside the microsoft headquarters and have an endless line of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers Dr. Cremers
Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What leads to progressive vision loss?

What leads to progressive vision loss?

Vision loss: Vision loss can be due to many things: most common is need for new glasses. If still not correctable vision: can be due to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, blood vessel issues. Many other possibilities as welll: Brain lesions, medications, trauma, infection, cancer. Patient should be checked by eyeMD. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Vollmer Dr. Vollmer
Addiction Medicine
20 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Can methanphetamines cause vision loss?

Can methanphetamines cause vision loss?

Meth and blindness: Yes it can. Please get help if you are using. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Do computers contribute to vision loss?

Do computers contribute to vision loss?

No: There is a condition termed "computer vision syndrome" which describes eye strain and fatigue after staring at computers, and can be easily treated with eye drops and (occasionally) glasses. Staring at any object for a long time causes the same temporary condition, but we spend so much time using computers that we tend to think they are leading to vision loss rather than strain from overuse. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Leng Dr. Leng
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Does using computers cause vision loss?

No: Using your eyes cannot cause you to lose vision. More commonly, you can cause eye strain. This can be relieved by taking frequent breaks while on the computer. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are causes of progressive vision loss?

A long list: Any part of the eye and brain can be affected in a way to cause vision loss. The cornea and lens can gradually lose transparency sometimes with inherited conditions. The retina can lose function from disease like diabetes or inherited problems. The optic nerve can degenerate and the brain can have strokes or tumors affecting vision. ...Read more

Dr. Randall Wong Dr. Wong
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How can I prevent vision loss over the years?

How can I prevent vision loss over the years?

Regular Examination: The best way to prevent vision loss is by regular examination. There are no known supplements, vitamins or remedies. Ask your eye specialist regarding the frequency of examination. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Is there a way to correct central vision loss?

Is there a way to correct central vision loss?

No: Unfortunately, this is usually due to a serious eye disease and is usually irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli Dr. Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What types of glaucoma cause rapid vision loss?

What types of glaucoma cause rapid vision loss?

Any type can, but: Typically a narrow-angle/angle-closure types cause rapid visual loss. This type of glaucoma is symptomatic (eye pain, blurriness, nausea), although by the time the symptoms arise it's often too late. Patients with open-angle glaucoma and low/normal tension glaucoma often experience what *seems* like rapid visual loss, when in reality the 'blind spots' have slowly crept into the central vision. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Saran Dr. Saran
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Do drusen cause vision loss in advanced dry amd?

Do drusen cause vision loss in advanced dry amd?

Maybe: There are different types of drusen. Soft drusen are thought to be the biggest risk for vision loss. They can lead to large areas of retinal loss with "dry" macular degeneration, or for reasons that have yet to be fully understood, lead to a break in the foundation layer of the retina and allow blood vessels to grow and destroy the retina-termed "wet" macualr degeneration. ...Read more

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Dr. David Campbell Dr. Campbell
Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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How does one deal with glaucoma and vision loss?

How does one deal with glaucoma and vision loss?

Close follow up!: See your Ophthalmologist as scheduled and be compliant with your treatment. If you have significant vision loss there are many programs and organizations to help cope with poor vision. Ask your Ophthalmologist for a referral for a low-vision evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are resources for veterans with vision loss?

What are resources for veterans with vision loss?

VA hospitals: Military and veterans hospitals have a staff of assistants that can help veterans deal with vision loss (and other losses). There are unfortunately many of these so they are getting better at it. Civilian agencies are also present to assist those who have visual impairment. Monetary assistance is also available. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Is there a way to reverse vision loss without surgery?

Is there a way to reverse vision loss without surgery?

Not likely: Vision loss implies a decrease in the eye's ability to record an image and/or send the image to the brain. Most causes of vision loss require medical or surgical treatment, or both. One of the few causes of vision loss that can be reversed without surgery is refractive amblyopia (lazy eye due to an uncorrected need fro glasses). If treated at a young age, it can be nonsurgically reversed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to reverse vision loss without surgery?

Is it possible to reverse vision loss without surgery?

Depends on the cause: Sometimes medications can help, but you need an eye exam to figure out why the vision is decreased. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Hearing or vision loss inevitable if my grandma had both?

Hearing or vision loss inevitable if my grandma had both?

No.: Both hearing and vision loss have multiple causes. Although some are inherited, most are not and depend on individual variable health issues. If you have an immediate concern about your vision, you should check in with your eye md asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,709 doctors shared insights

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
634 doctors shared insights

Vision Loss (Definition)

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