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How can you cure tunnel vision?

How can you cure tunnel vision?

Unlikely: Most tunnel vision if persistent, is due to inherited or acquired photoreceptor damage or loss and is permanent. There is currently no known cure, so you will have to adapt with low vision training and assistance. You should start with your ophthalmologist who can refer you to proper resources in your community. ...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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Any ideas why tunnel vision happens? Can it be cured?

Any ideas why tunnel vision happens? Can it be cured?

See an eye doctor: There are many reasons. You must see an eye doctor for a full examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for tunnel vision?

No: Most cases of true "tunnel vision" are based on psychological reasons. However, loss of peripheral vision can be due to a number of causes and do not ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision?

What is tunnel vision?

Loss of peripheral: In tunnel vision, the peripheral portions of the retina lose their sensitivity and only the central portion remains (a tunnel straight ahead). Most often found in inherited degenerations like retinitis pigmentosa, some drugs can do this as well as rare retiinal infections. Advanced tunnel vision is very handicapping as victims cannot see their feet, or objects in view. ...Read more

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What is tunnel vision and how bad is it?

What is tunnel vision and how bad is it?

Restricted field: Tunnel vision is when the vision outside the central axis is impaired or lost. It is typical for some inherited conditions and occurs in advanced diseases like glaucoma and diabetes. It is quite handicapping even if the central vision is fine and if less than about 10 degrees may require a seeing eye dog. ...Read more

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What causes tunnel vision and blurry areas?

Glaucoma: Glaucoma affects the peripheral vision and patients with a very advance glaucoma have what we call" tunnel vision". Glaucoma is a silent disease and without proper screening can advance and affect your vision. Comprehensive eye exams will help detect it. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tunnel vision or not?

Test yourself: Tunnel vision amounts to being only to see things ahead of yourself as if you are looking through the central core of, for instance, a paper towel roll. You can easily compare your side vision to that of a friend who presumably has normal vision. If you have tunnel vision, it is probably from some pathology of the eyes and you need an ophthalmologist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do I have tunnel vision from getting up?

Blood flow: If you are flat and then get up, it could be from sudden blood flow leaving the head due to gravity. Dehydration, blood pressure, and some medications can cause it. ...Read more

Dr. John Gillespie
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Tunnel Vision (Definition)

Tunnel vision is where a person's visual field becomes narrowed so that he is only able to see the central part of the visual field (as though ...Read more