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Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Possible: If the prescription between the two eyes are significantly different, you could feel off-balance. This would most commonly occur following cataract surgery in one eye. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Can a bad diet cause poor vision and make it difficult to track motion, like for video games?

Can a bad diet cause poor vision and make it difficult to track motion, like for video games?

Not usually: Unless you are malnourished or extremely ill, this would not cause tracking issues. If your problems persist, seek the advise of a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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I have always had poor vision, and have worn glasses. Lately, my eyes have been taking longer to adjust, and i can't focus them. What can cause this?

I have always had poor vision, and have worn glasses. Lately, my eyes have been taking longer to adjust, and i can't focus them. What can cause this?

See below: In older people, it's called presbyopia: the lenses don't change shape for near & far as quickly as they once did. Not a likely cause at your age. Are u diabetic? Have u been tested for diabetes? When was your last thorough eye exam? See a well-trained eye doctor as well as your fp to be checked out for that possibility. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Over-worked?: Your complaints are too non-specific. The diagnosis list is pages long. It literally could be anything. You need to see an good internist. ...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


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Poor Vision (Definition)

Decreased visual acuity is a loss of visual clarity. It can be a normal part of aging, be nearsightedness or farsightedness, or be due to changes in the ...Read more


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