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What is the best treatment for a distortion in some part of visual field?

What is the best treatment for a distortion in some part of visual field?

Visual field problem: "distortion" in the visual field is an unusual description. Usually distortion is described in the central or near central vision where straight lines appear crooked or bent. This virtually always indicates a retinal condition and should be evaluated asap. In the peripheral vision, problems are usually described as a vision loss or blind spot. This too should be checked. Possibly visual migraine. ...Read more

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What can cause visual distortions?

What can cause  visual distortions?

Long list: Could be something mechanically distorting the image as it passes through the cornea, lens, vitreous and retina. Could be migraines. Need more details and an exam to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe visual distortion problem. Who do I see?

Severe visual distortion problem. Who do I see?

See your Dr. first.: First, see your regular doctor to see if there is a medical cause for this. If there isn't, the next step is to see an ophthalmologist for more in-depth eye and vision testing. ...Read more

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Born with face distortion, what can cause this?

Born with face distortion, what can cause this?

Facial distortion: Facial distortion may be caused by damage to the facial nerve, either in utero or at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Please define a severe visual distortion problem?

Please define a severe visual distortion problem?

Many causes: One can have visual distortion, dysphotopsia with normal vision. This can be corrected by getting glasses. You can also have distorted vision by irregularities or swelling of the cornea (front of eye) or the macula (part of the retina responsible for best vision). The only way to determine what is causing distortion is by having a complete eye examination. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe visual distortion problem?

What do I do about severe visual distortion problem?

See Eye MD: Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist asap. There are many blinding conditions that cause this. ...Read more

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Is this possible to get distortion of vision with no retina problem?

Is this possible to get distortion of vision with no retina problem?

Yes.: Light rays pass through the front part of the eye before hitting the retina. Any disturbance in the transmission of light through the lens or the vitreous can cause distortion. After the retina, the optic nerve carries signals to back of brain. Disturbance of any part of this pathway can also cause visual distortion. The pattern of distortion is very helpful in determining where the problem is. ...Read more

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