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Doctor insights on: Potassium Deficiency Peripheral Vision

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Peripheral vision loss due to ageing?

Peripheral vision loss due to ageing?

No: Aging in and of itself never causes peripheral vision loss. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, you should be evaluated for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, or a possible mass or infiltrative lesion. ...Read more

Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


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Cause of peripheral vision loss?

Cause of peripheral vision loss?

No: If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, you should be evaluated for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, or a possible mass or infiltrative lesion. ...Read more

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Peripheral vision loss and dizzy?

Increase IC pressure: If you also have headaches, nausea and vomiting, your symptoms may indicate increased intracranial pressure caused by medication or a space-occupying lesion in your brain. Please see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

Could prism eyeglasses help restore peripheral vision loss caused by drusen?

No: Prism eyeglasses are used to shift the image of one eye relative to the other to avoid doubling of vision. Drusen that are significant can wipe out portions of the vision and will not be improved by prisms. ...Read more

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What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

What causes high cholesterol, irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, fatigue, low BBT?

Inactivity: Can't think of one possible cause except inactivity, being sedentary can lead to all what you described either directly or indirectly, see your doctor, start an exercise program suitable for your state of health, good luck ...Read more

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Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Is peripheral vision loss symmetrical?

Sometimes: Depends upon the cause: if due to inherited retinal disease it is usually symmetric. If due to glaucoma or retinal vascular disease it is assymmetrical and spotty. If due to CNS problems like stroke, it is symmetrical and sudden. ...Read more

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58 yrs.Old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. Mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. My prognosis diminished because of these factors?

58 yrs.Old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. Mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. My prognosis diminished  because of these factors?

Risk factors: Risk factors of glaucoma do include family history. With regular follow up visits and treatment , drops or stl laser surgery, your ophthalmologist will be able to maintain what you have now. Peripheral vision loss in irreversible. The important thing is to get the eye pressure low and prevent any flucuation of the pressure. Quarterly eye exams are the standard of care for this. ...Read more

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Glaucoma with 30% optic nerve damage. No peripheral vision loss. For patient to notice peripheral vision loss, how much nerve damage must there be?

Glaucoma with 30% optic nerve damage. No peripheral vision loss.  For patient to notice peripheral vision loss, how much nerve damage must there be?

Variable: This depends upon the sensitivity of the nerves under the stress of the elevated pressure in the eye. Some will loss measurable amounts of vision at 30% damage, others require more loss to detect it. There is good adaptation so it takes a sensitive person to best detect loss. Best to get treatment and avoid any loss at all. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause numbness in extremities?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause numbness in extremities?

Numbness: Yes, it can cause numbness in the extremities as well as muscle spasms in hands and feet. ...Read more

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Can brain lesion cause peripheral vision loss?

Can brain lesion cause peripheral vision loss?

Yes: Different locations of brain lesions cause different patterns of visual field loss that can be detected through formal testing. ...Read more

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Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms of diabetic eye disease are likely to reduce vision. See your eye doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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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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Are blurry vision and blood sugar related?

Are blurry vision and blood sugar related?

Yes: Fluctuating blood sugar can cause vision changes (osmotic effect on the eye's lens). Diabetes can lead to blinding conditions if not properly treated - diabetic retinopathy is a leading cuase of retinal blindness in the working-age population. ...Read more

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Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

Can (severe) vitamin d deficiency cause low blood sugar or insulin problems?

No: Please do something about your vitamin d deficiency. If you have any reason to think you have real hypoglycemia, seek laboratory confirmation, especially if it's fasting hypoglycemia -- episodes of impaired mental function if you don't eat, corrected by taking glucose / orange juice. Your physician knows how to work this up; ignore most of the 'pop' wisdom. ...Read more

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What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

What might cause temporary blurriness in peripheral vision?

Many things!: Changes in vision, blurriness, blind spots, halos around lights, or dimness of vision should always be evaluated by a medical professional. Such changes may represent an eye disease, aging, eye injury, or a condition like diabetes that affects many organs in your body. Other potential causes of vision problems include fatigue, overexposure to the outdoors and certain medications. ...Read more

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What are some ways I can cure potassium deficiency?

What are some ways I can cure potassium deficiency?

To bring K up: Many foods will help to increase potassium. Including, bananas, other fresh fruits and juices, milk will help. For a more complete list consult the website given below: http://potassiumrichfoods.Com/potassium-rich-foods-list/ you should consult your doctor to determine why you have potassium deficiency and treat the etiology. ...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


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more