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Is there a way to reverse vision loss without surgery?

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 more

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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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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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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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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss ?

Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss ?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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What are some things that could cause temporary vision loss?

What are some things that could cause temporary vision loss?

A variety: Vision loss that drops and then recovers has a broad spectrum of causes including vascular and nervous system events. Migraine headaches can also do this as well as blood emboli and some internal eye problems. Your ophthalmolgist should be seen if you are having this problem. ...Read more

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Temporary vision loss from extreme exercise, should I be concerned?

Temporary vision loss from extreme exercise, should I be concerned?

Possibly: This could be from a condition termed pigmentary dispersion in which exercise releases pigment which floats around in the eye and may cause glaucoma. Or it could be a problem with your general circulation like anemia or low blood pressure. If persistent this should be evaluated to rule out such conditions, . ...Read more

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Can you prevent vision loss?

Can you prevent vision loss?

Yes: Best way is to identify any problems early so that available treatment has a better chance to work. Not all vision loss can be prevented since the eye is related to the central nervous system and can't be regenerated yet. ...Read more

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Can computer cause vision loss?

Can computer cause vision loss?

No: Computer use can be tiring and commonly is drying. It will not cause any permanent change in the vision. Otherwise i would set up an office outside the microsoft headquarters and have an endless line of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more