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Doctor insights on: I Had A Temporarily Loss Of Central Vision Should I Go To The Doctor

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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 definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is central vision and peripheral vision?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is central vision and peripheral vision?

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

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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?

Decreased vision: You should have a retinal / macular exam by an ophthalmologist (MD) in your area. Possibly, you may have a macular bleeding situation related several systemic conditions. ...Read more

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I have loss of central vision in my left eye. A complete visual work up and MRI show nothing unusual. What could it be?

I have loss of central vision in my left eye.  A complete visual work up and MRI show nothing unusual. What could it be?

Need further eval: You may need to be evaluated by a neurologist but also getting an mra which may find something that the MRI can't. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct central vision loss?

Is there a way to correct central vision loss?

No: Unfortunately, this is usually due to a serious eye disease and is usually irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Blurry central vision. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Blurry central vision. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Get checked: Blurred central vision may indicate central serous a condition that is found in young healthy people. Other conditions such as epiretinal membranes, idiopathic neovascular membranes need to be ruled out. See your eyecare professional. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have a blind spot in my central vision?

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

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Is it common to have better night vision in my peripheral vision than my central vision?

Is it common to have better night vision in my peripheral vision than my central vision?

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 more

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Is it normal to have better night vision in my peripheral vision rather than my central vision?

Yep!: The rods are in the periphery and are more sensitive to light. The cones are in the center and give better sharpness and color but less light sensitivity. ...Read more