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Leading Cause Vision
Short or long term?: The leading cause of correctable vision loss is cataract. Glaucoma causes a slowly evolving loss if unresponsive to treatment and causes much vision loss especially in the third world. The two major causes of uncorrectable loss are diabetes and macular degenration. Diabetes loss is prevalent in the 60's (and younger) while mac degen affects a more elderly age group. ...Read more
Can you tell me the leading causes of loss of vision. List as many as possible not just 1 answer. Can it be curable without laser treatment?
Two categories: 1) permanent loss: inherited disease, birth defects, severe injury, advanced diabetic disease, retinal vascular occlusion brain stroke, macular degeneration--and others 2) correctable loss: glaucoma, cataracts, vitamin deficiencies, surface infection, corneal opacities, multiple sclerosis, early diabetic changes -- and others. There are many paths to correction or cure; laser also. ...Read more
If glaucoma is 2nd leading cause of blindness, what percent of patients with open angle glaucoma go blind or have substantial field vision loss?
Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sine last december, i sometimes see on and off black small floating dots in my vision. They go away after i blink a few times. What causes this?
Floaters float!: Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells floating inside the vitreous, casting shadows on the retina. They are more visible when you look at the sky or a bright, evenly lit surface, and may look like little dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs. You have always had some floaters since birth, even if you were not aware of them. New floaters come from tiny bits of retinal tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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