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I Am Having A Change In Vision Mac Degen At 65
Possibly, others too: A change in vision at any age should be investigated by a thorough examination by an ophthalmologist. Possible common causes in the 60s are macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, change in glasses prescription, stroke-like problems in the ocular blood vessels, and many others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more
Depends: If the change is of recent, rapid onset it could be due to a pathology of the eye, or blood vessels to the eye, or a brain problem and needs examination quickly. If the change is slow, it is most likely due to a need for a change of eyeglasses and during that examination other causes ruled out. ...Read more
Do routine blood tests check for diabetes? I've been more fatigued and noticed a change in vision; is this anything to worry about?
Usually: One of the most frequently ordered blood tests, is a Chem-7, or basic metabolic profile. In addition to electrolytes & kidney function, the test usually measures the glucose (blood sugar), which is used to diagnose diabetes. The level suggestive of diabetes, depends on when you ate, but if normal, it makes diabetes less likely. Continue to see primary doctor regarding fatigue & vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change in BP: When you stand up, especially quickly, it takes a few seconds for your blood pressure to adjust. It drops, the blood supply to your brain drops, and your vision may blur or dim briefly. If you stand up more slowly, you can usually avoid this. The medical term is "orthostatic hypotension.". ...Read more
Depends: On the reason for the change -- reversible/correctable or irreversible. ...Read more
Urgent situation: The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage. Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?
Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent. ...Read more
Is change in vision a symptom if severe dry eye ? I notice for months my eye sight has not been the same some days they are very clear ..
Dry eyes: Can cause blurry vision. Often, the patient will also notice some other symptoms as well. These include burning, foreign body sensation, redness, excess tearing, etc. It's easy to try a course of artificial tears several times a day for a couple of weeks to see if your symptoms improve. If not, then you should see an ophthalmologist to evaluate this further. ...Read more
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