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Impaired vision as a result of aging is called?

Impaired vision as a result of aging is called?

Presbyopia: Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov
presbyopia is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. Symptoms: decreased focusing ability for near objects; eyestrain; headache. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Poor vision means vision is worse than 20/40. Best vision is 20/20. Most common cause is a need for new glasses, uncorrected astigmatism, cataract, dry eyes, lazy eye. Other possible causes include a poor diet (lack of veggies), macular degeneration, glaucoma. Let us know if you ...Read more


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Sudden vision loss in one eye. Who do I call?

Sudden vision loss in one eye. Who do I call?

ER: I highly recommend you go to an emergency room for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why might it be that one have impaired vision?

Why might it be that one have impaired vision?

Many reasons: This is what we have eye specialists to investigate. I would recommend an appointment with one. ...Read more

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Temporarily impaired vision? Could it be from aura?

Temporarily impaired vision? Could it be from aura?

Yes, certainly: If the impairment is fairly stereotyped from event to event, it may well represent a migraine aura, even if a full headache does not follow ("acephalgic migraine"). While most people report vague dark or light spots or a visual flicker as part of their aura, some have very complex visual disturbances, such as vibrant zigzags referred to as "fortification patterns.". ...Read more

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What does impaired vision during an aura look like?

What does impaired vision during an aura look like?

Variable: While most people report vague dark or light spots or a visual flicker ("scintillating scotomata") as part of their migraine aura, some have very complex stereotyped visual disturbances, such as vibrant zigzags referred to as "fortification patterns.". ...Read more

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How did people deal with impaired vision before glasses?

How did people deal with impaired vision before glasses?

Squinting: They squinted a lot! The purpose of the front of the eye (the cornea and the lens) is to bend or refract light rays so they will be properly focused on the retina. By squinting the eyelids block out most of the peripheral light rays that would have to be focused the most and only let in the central light rays that will hit the retina properly without focusing. ...Read more

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How come I experience impaired vision when I suffered a blow to my head?

How come I experience impaired vision when I suffered a blow to my head?

Nerve: There are may reasons why this may be. The eye is essentially an extension of the brain and there can be many places where it becomes damaged after a head injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how did people deal with impaired vision before the invention of glasses?

Can you tell me how did people deal with impaired vision before the invention of glasses?

Had poor vision: They had poor vision. Of course reading was limited. People who were nearsighted could read up close. The problem was with presbyopia. As we get older we can lose our ability to see up close. Happens faster in farsighted people. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to experience impaired vision when I suffered a blow to my head?

What could have caused me to experience impaired vision when I suffered a blow to my head?

Concussion: A concussion can occur when sustaining a traumatic blow to the head. Often, there is a "coup-contracoup" injury that can affect areas of the brain that subserves vision. Moreover, the vestibular system can also be affected with causes issues with tracking. It is best to be evaluated by a health care provider for follow up. ...Read more

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Temporarily impaired vision?

Temporarily impaired vision?

Can you ask again?: Impaired vision can be caused by so many conditions, that it would be nearly impossible to help you without getting a little more information. Can you describe the vision? Is it dark, blurred, or intermittent? Is there pain? Any flashes of light or floaters? ...Read more

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What does impaired vision look like?

What does impaired vision look like?

Visual decline: Impaired vision is best corrected vision that is reduced from normal, and is almost always the result of disease. Visual disability, on the other hand, would be the perceived limitations or interferences based on one's best corrected vision. ...Read more

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If you see blurry images, do you have impaired vision?

If you see blurry images, do you have impaired vision?

Blurred / impaired: This is a tricky question. Some people can have 20/20 vision, but the images are not crisp, and may seem blurred to the person. To define the vision as "impaired" means that the best corrected vision is poor to the extent that it interferes with routine activities of living. A person would not have to be legally blind (20/200) to have "impaired vision". Impairment depends on a person's visual need ...Read more

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Have you ever seen somone's impaired vision cure itself?

Have you ever seen somone's impaired vision cure itself?

Yes: In some cases if a person is farsighted as a child, as they get older and the eye naturally undergoes a shift to nearsightedness, it can cancel out some or all of the farsightedness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Impaired vision?

What is the definition or description of: Impaired vision?

Impaired vision: Impaired vision - refers to any form of loss of vision/ sight. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause impaired vision?

Temporarily: Migraines can be proceeded by visual auras or ophthalmic migraines, which block vision for up to an hour. As well, recurrent migraines may increase the risk of developing glaucoma, which if left untreated could lead to permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Could a migraine cause impaired vision?

Could a migraine cause impaired vision?

Yes: Visual effects precede headaches in many people who have migraines. This is one form of what is called the aura of the migraine. Also blurred vision can accompany the headache. ...Read more

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Headaches everyday with impaired vision. Do i.?

Headaches everyday with impaired vision. Do i.?

See your doctor: This could be due to several things such as elevated cerebrospinal fluid pressure or uncontrolled blood pressure. I would recommend seeing your ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam as well as your primary care doctor to rule out any other health problems. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause impaired vision temporarily?

Can a migraine cause impaired vision temporarily?

Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as your trigger to immediately take an abortive medication (nsaids or a triptan), as early aboritve treatment is much more effective than waiting until the headache proper appears. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any good blogs for blind/impaired vision?

Does anyone know of any good blogs for blind/impaired vision?

Visually impaired: These are all good sites:
american foundation for the blind
www. Afb. Org

lighthouse international
www. Lighthouse. Org

national association for visually handicapped.
www. Navh. Org

national library service for the blind and physically handicapped
www. Loc. Gov

vision connection
www. Visionconnection. Org

american printing house for the blind
www. Aph. Org/. ...Read more

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Opticians/optometrists - have you ever seen somone's impaired vision cure itself?

Opticians/optometrists - have you ever seen somone's impaired vision cure itself?

Depends: If the impaired vision is due to an external process such as infection or allergy, it may 'correct' itself. Visual impairment from refractive error rarely cure themselves although if small, spontaneous changes in internal eye structures such as those with aging may seemingly correct the vision. This is not something you can count upon. Advice from the real eyemd - ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

What could cause faintness, impaired vision and ringing in ears?

Multiple: Multiple things, but tops on the lists are neurological promblems like acoustic neuroma or multiple sclerosis; concussion or meniere's disease.
Exposure to carbon monoxide or drugs: cocaine, asprirn, motrin. High blood pressure can cause these symptoms. So can ear problems like perforated tm and
tmj. ...Read more

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I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do I contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, I wo

I am contemplating having eyelid surgery due to impaired vision. Do I contact an opthamologist first? My upper peripheral vision is greatly diminished due to my drooping eyelids. I can actually see the bottom of my eyelids. If I have this surgery, I wo

In: In order to be covered by insurance, the drooping of your eyelids must decrease your field of vision significantly. This sounds like the case for you. Ptosis surgery or upper lid blepharoplastyis commonly performed by plastic surgeons but they are not prepared to deal with some of the potential complications that can affect the eye. If it was me, I would want an oculoplastic surgeon or an opthalmologist with significant experience to correct the drooping lids. ...Read more

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Are severely impaired vision and auditory hallucinations common in migraines? This is n like looking through black film

Vision changes: Vision changes are commonly associated with migraine headaches, but auditory hallucinations are not. See your neurologist for a full evaluation. If your hallucinations persist without being associated with the headache, you can be referred to a psychiatrist. Keep a detailed headache log (timing, duration, symptoms, frequency) to your neurologist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/migraine. Html ...Read more

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Can I cure impaired vision through eating right and eye-exercises?

Can I cure impaired vision through eating right and eye-exercises?

No: Please don't fall for the bogus claims of some eye care professionals that eye exercises can cure impaired vision such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. The only eye exercise with any validity is called "pencil pushups" and is for a weakness of the eyes converging when viewing a close in object. ...Read more

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Headache, impaired vision, numbness in hands and face, what's wrong?

Headache, impaired vision, numbness in hands and face, what's wrong?

Anything from: A migraine to a stroke. You should see a physician to rule out concerning issues. If these symptoms are only on one side, having cognitive issues, these things would also suggest stroke. If it is bilateral, while it may not be a stroke, there are still some very serious possibilities and you should see your physician as soon as possible. New onset of symptoms like this can be some serious issues. ...Read more

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My eye is swollen shut should I be worried about permanent impaired vision?

Swollen eye: Long term complications from a swollen depends on the cause. It sounds like an infection. It could be a virus but it could also be a bacterial infection that could cause permanent injury and loss of sight. I recommend you see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy. What's wrong?

I'm experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy. What's wrong?

Over-worked?: Your complaints are too non-specific. The diagnosis list is pages long. It literally could be anything. You need to see an good internist. ...Read more

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My eye is very red, and irritated. I woke up scratching my eye ball and now there is a small white looking bump near my pupil. I do not have impaired vision, I bought some eye drops is this sufficient?

My eye is very red, and irritated. I woke up scratching my eye ball and now there is a small white looking bump near my pupil. I do not have impaired vision, I bought some eye drops is this sufficient?

Redness,: Redness, irritation, and a "small white bump near my pupil" suggest a possible infection of the cornea. This is a very serious condition, and it should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Over the counter drops are not sufficient for treatment of a corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Can strep throat cause blurred or impaired vision in one eye?

Maybe, but: Get an eye exam just to make sure it isn't something more serious. It is not uncommon for the same viruses that can cause sore throat or pharyngitis to also cause a conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is usually in both eyes, but may begin in one eye causing blurring. Again, be sure to rule out other causes by getting a complete eye exam at some point. ...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


Dr. Keshav Narain
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Impaired Vision (Definition)

Impaired vision - refers to any form of ...Read more