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Is There A Way To Reverse Vision Loss Without Surgery
Not likely: Vision loss implies a decrease in the eye's ability to record an image and/or send the image to the brain. Most causes of vision loss require medical or surgical treatment, or both. One of the few causes of vision loss that can be reversed without surgery is refractive amblyopia (lazy eye due to an uncorrected need fro glasses). If treated at a young age, it can be nonsurgically reversed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take to recover from cataract surgery? I'm afraid of suffering from vision loss after cataract surgery. How long will it take until i can see clearly again? Will my vision always be a little blurry or will I have to wear glasses after the
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with mild symptoms of glaucoma. As there a natural way to cure this and get rid of permanent vision loss?
Chronic Condition: Glaucoma is a chronic medical condition that needs to be monitored and followed on a regular basis. As long as glaucoma is caught early and treated early the majority of patients do well. Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for glaucoma but it is a manageable condition. Damage from glaucoma is not reversible, the goal of treatment is to prevent further vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Hypertension can have wide range consequences to your health. Your eyes are very sensitive to high BP & can manifest it in a dilated eye examination. Serious retinal vascular disease can result in irreversible loss of vision. When caught early & treated systemically, most ocular disease (eg., vein occlusion, optic neuropathy) can be managed to prevent loss of vision, But exceptions apply to severe ...Read more
I have moderate macular pucker with some striae. Why is it not causing vision loss or distortion? I hope it stays that way.
No retinal distortio: Macular pucker is caused by scar tissue on the surface of the retina. It generally will not cause a signifanct change in the vision unless it contracts and causes distortion or leakage in the macula. I too hope yours stays the way it is too. If not, the scar tissue can be successfully removed surgically. ...Read more
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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