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Gradual Vision Deterioration
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer