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I Had A Temporarily Loss Of Central Vision Should I Go To The Doctor
Macular degeneration: Central vision deterioration or macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the United States. It is usually associated with second hand cigarette smoke There are also genetic diseases such as Leber's Dystrophy and Myopic Macular degeneration or deterioration that can lead to central vision loss. It's imperative that you see an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist. ...Read more
Detail vs warning: Central vision, from your fovea and macula, allows for reading, face recognition and any fine detail needs. Peripheral vision is far less detailed, but is a rapid response detection system to notice objects moving in from the sides. Central is mostly cone vision and peripheral is mostly rod vision. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I have had damage to my central vision for months. A colored ripply thing i can't see passed. The doctors am blind?
I have loss of central vision in my left eye but MRI is showing nothing. What should be my next step?
I have loss of central vision in my left eye. A complete visual work up and MRI show nothing unusual. What could it be?
Field loss = 32%, central vision loss = 46%, visual field loss = 32%, ocular motility loss = 25% can you tell me what is od and os?
Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?
The risk is very low: An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amsler gird : There is a gird with central black dot that is called amsler grid. You can down load an app, search online or ask you doc for it. You test one eye at a time look straight at the center dot and make sure you can see all the grid lines surrounding of it. You can also tell while you are reading if you are missing letters or word from the line. ...Read more
Yes: Yes this is true for everyone although most people dont realize it. The peripheral retina (the part of the eye that detects light) is actually more sensitive to low light levels then the central retina. At night the peripheral retina "sees better" than the central retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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