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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 is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

What is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

Variable: Cannot easily answer this question. It depends on the patients health and their eye health. An 80 year old should definitely have an eye exam periodically. ...Read more

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Will glasses slow down worsening vision?

No effect: Glasses help you see better but have no effect on the anatomical issues of your visual apparatus which control the degree of eyeglass need. ...Read more

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Worsening vision, what are convergence problems?

Worsening vision, what are convergence problems?

Could Be Normal: Convergence problems are best examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist, but if in an adult, it addresses the eyes difficulty in "crossing" as we focus on something near....The closer the object, the more our eyes should "cross.". ...Read more

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Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Probably not: Most lens scratches (on eyeglasses) cause annoying changes in the vision but not overall worsening. You should seek your ophthalmologist for an evaluation to determine if there is a cause from your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Worsening vision?

What is the definition or description of: Worsening vision?

Vision loss: In simple term it means the vision is changing. Is the change improved with a refraction or is the vision loss not improved with spectacle lens correction or is there an eye condition causing the change in vision>? An ophthalmologist can answer and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Yes: Perhaps you have already been told you have a corneal issue. Some changes in the cornea, especially a condition usually in young adults termed <keratoconus> can profoundly affect the vision. See an ophthalmologist or a corneal specialist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Could worsening vision be a result of a scratched cornea?

Yes but: Scratched corneas will lower the vision until healed. But if your vision is dropping and you have to ask the question, then it probably is something else as scratched corneas are extremely painful and will not allow you to ignore them. For lowered vision see your ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Need an eye exam: Floaters are most worrisome when new with associated flashes and loss of vision like a shade or curtain advancing. New blurry vision not improving should be checked out. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Possible retinal: If you have increasing floaters, especially with light flashes and diminishing vision, you should see your ophthalmologist without delay as there is a possibility of a retinal detachment which could be serious and needs a quick fix. Other conditions can also do this so get a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing appropriately. ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

Corneal edema: You must see an Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions without infection tend to heal fast. If you are having blurred vision do not delay seeing your Ophthalmologist. He/she are MDs trained specially in Eye disease and surgery. ...Read more

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Could my eye floater problem be related to my worsening vision?

Yes: Eye floaters can be a sign of retinal problems that could lead to worsening vision and would be extremely important to have that evaluated with an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more

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I currently am at a -5.5 prescription at 19 (also male) and I'm still encountering a progression in worsening vision. Does this mean I have pathological myopia?

I currently am at a -5.5 prescription at 19 (also male) and I'm still encountering a progression in worsening vision. Does this mean I have pathological myopia?

Pathologic myopia: Pathologic or degenerative myopia is high myopia (-6.00D), also known as near-sightedness, with any posterior myopia-specific pathology from axial elongation (meaning changes inside the eye/the retina due to the bigger eyeball length). Excessive computer work, near work is causing an epidemic of myopia & pathologic myopia. See: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/2016/11/pathologic-myopia-or-degenerati ...Read more

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Dizzy worsening vision always anxious and nausea, tight chest and right side of cheek always has a numb feeling by jaw?

Dizzy worsening vision always anxious  and nausea, tight chest and right side of cheek always has a numb feeling by jaw?

? Neurological : it is not clear but it sounds like you were having a group of neurologic symptoms. This is something to discuss with your physician. You may need to see a neurologist. You need may need an MRI or CT of the brain. I can't be certain but I think you need to follow this up ...Read more

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I suffer from floaters, muscle/joint pain, tremors in arms and hands, numbness and tingling in arms and hands, headaches, worsening vision, memory loss, frequent UTI and illness. Is it possible that i might be suffering from ms?

I suffer from floaters, muscle/joint pain, tremors in arms and hands, numbness and tingling in arms and hands, headaches, worsening vision, memory loss, frequent UTI and illness. Is it possible that i might be suffering from ms?

Lots of symptoms: You report many fairly serious symptoms and really need a good, full medical workup. Some of your complaints do sound like possible ms signs but there are other conditions too. There is no reason for you to try to self-diagnose - let the pros do that with your help in honestly carefully providing the history of these things. Best wishes for a healthy outcome. ...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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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Worsening Vision (Definition)

In simple term it means the vision is changing. Is the change improved with a refraction or is the vision loss not improved with spectacle lens correction or is there an eye condition causing the change in vision>? An ophthalmologist can ...Read more