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What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

What's the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60? Glaucoma?

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

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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I want to know what's the leading cause of loss of vision?

I want to know what's the leading cause of loss of vision?

Depends on what : Part of the world you in talking about? In the us cataracts are number one in vision loss but can be treated, macular degeneration , glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are top causes of vision loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the leading cause of loss of vision is?

Can you tell me what the leading cause of loss of vision is?

Depends on group: For people over 65 age related macular degeneration leads. For younger people diabetic retinopathy is the cause. Outside the us infectious causes like trachoma blind people at high rates. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes wavy vision upon waking?

What causes wavy vision upon waking?

Distorted anatomy: If you have a distorted macula (retina) anatomy, it can result in wavy vision. The more common causes of distorted maculas are macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, and macular edema. ...Read more

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What is caused by blackout vision?

See Doctor ASAP!: A blackout of vision is a worrisome symptom and you should see your medical doctor and your eye doctor right away. Transient blackout of vision in one eye could be several things including a momentary loss of circulation to the eye, while simultaneous blackout of vision in both eyes could be due to reduced circulation to the brain or other neurologic causes. See your doctor asap! ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have a sudden blackout in vision?

What could cause someone to have a sudden blackout in vision?

Blackout of vision: Main causes of sudden black out: dehydration/illness, blood pressure drop, blood sugar drop (pre-diabetes/diabetes), vasovagal reaction, blood flow issue in brain (from dehydration, sugar level change, tumor of some type, intracranial pressure increase.) More info on eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What causes double vision?

What causes double vision?

Muscle imbalance: The most common cause is muscle imbalance between the eyes. If this is the cause then covering each eye will eliminate the double vision. If you cover each eye and it is still blurry, you most likely need glasses. An eye care professional can correct these problems. ...Read more

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