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Can low thyroid cause blurred vision?

Can low thyroid cause blurred vision?

Low thyroid & vision: This is a very good question!. Here is my answer. Yes it can, but the levels of hypothyroidism (low thyroid) we see in practice are not likely to do so. Essentially your thyroid function has to be so low that the patient's metabolism is actually stagnant.... Practically stopped! in a condition that used to be called myxedema, in which every organ function may be impaired. Even coma can occur. ...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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What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

What to do if I have -5.75 diopters in my right eye and -6.25 diopters in my left eye. Does this mean that I have profound low vision?

Myopia: No it does not mean you have low vision. Only means you are myopic (nearsighted) and need glasses to see things clearly at a distance. In your case anything more than about 10 inches away. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Improve your diet to be rich in anti-oxidants to support your eyes. ...See more

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Treating Low Potassium (Checklist)

Consume magnesium rich foods, 500 mg /day
daily
Consume potassium rich foods, 3,500 mg daily
daily
Limit alcohol intake to no mre than 1 oz /day.
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Is laser operation for low vision of eyes is safe and effective ? Is it completely cures the low vision problem ?

Is laser operation for low vision of eyes is safe and effective ? Is it completely cures the low vision problem ?

Not totally effectiv: Laser is used to provide a correction equal to the best that eyeglasses can provide. It cannot cure low vision if eyeglasses cannot correct the low vision. Lasik is safe and effective but cannot treat this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Dim Vision (Definition)

Dim vision is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes receive and transmit to the brain a lower level of "light" than normal, making settings appear as if ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Decreased visual acuity is a loss of visual clarity. It can be a normal part of aging, be nearsightedness or farsightedness, or be due to changes in the ...Read more