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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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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, 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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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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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. 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 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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Worsening Vision (Definition)

Gradual vision deterioration is a clinical finding in which vision becomes less clear or a person loses areas of sight slowly over time. This can occur due to cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma, as well ...Read more