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Is there a way to improve my loss of peripheral vision after a cranium surgery?

Is there a way to improve my loss of peripheral vision after a cranium surgery?

Maybe: Depends on how much peripheral loss. Sometimes prisms can expand range of field. Some people may benefit from vision therapy. Check with low vision / binocular vision experts. ...Read more

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Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


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In what way can I improve my loss of peripheral vision after a cranium surgery?

In what way can I improve my loss of peripheral vision after a cranium surgery?

Time: There is no specific treatment. Loss of peripheral vision with intracranial surgery may be perminent or may get better. Improvement can occur up to six months after surgery with most improvement occurring early on. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there. ...Read more

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Head injury cause loss/blurred peripheral vision?

Yes: If you have a head injury with loss of peripheral vision, go immediately to the er. This could be a life-threatening injury to the brain. ...Read more

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Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?

Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not). ...Read more

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How can I improve my loss of peripheral vision with eyelid surgery?

How can I improve my loss of peripheral vision with eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery: Eyelid surgery can improve loss of peripheral vision by removing excess skin hanging over the lid blocking vision, or by elevating an eyelid that is sitting too low on the eye. To determine what your exact problem is you will need to see you ophthalmologist as well as a plastic or oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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58-year old recently diagnosed w/glaucoma, 30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. What is long term prognosis? Can surgery be avoided?

58-year old recently diagnosed w/glaucoma, 30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. What is long term prognosis? Can surgery be avoided?

Good & usually: Acceptable iop control with careful monitoring and testing is quite successful in preventing functional vision loss in 85% or more of patients. I think it is also reassuring that if medical treatment fails to stabilize your glaucoma, that there are excellent procedures that can have great outcomes. Laser treatment would likely be first on the list with incisional surgery later. Surg. Gen not req. ...Read more

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Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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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