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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Dim Vision (Overview)

Dim vision is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes receive and transmit to the brain a lower level of "light" than normal, making settings appear as if they are less bright.


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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
95 doctors shared insights

Dim Vision (Overview)

Dim vision is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes receive and transmit to the brain a lower level of "light" than normal, making settings appear as if they are less bright.


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What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

Myopia: No it does not mean you have low vision. Only means you are myopic (nearsighted) and need glasses to see things clearly at a distance. In your case anything more than about 10 inches away. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See 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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Improve your diet to be rich in anti-oxidants to support your eyes. ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
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Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
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Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,667 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. Daniel Schainholz
52 doctors shared insights

Low Vision (Definition)

Low vision is poor visual acuity. Low vision can be congenital (present at ...Read more