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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...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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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things: Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Central vision deterioration?

Macular degeneration: Central vision deterioration or macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in the United States. It is usually associated with second hand cigarette smoke There are also genetic diseases such as Leber's Dystrophy and Myopic Macular degeneration or deterioration that can lead to central vision loss. It's imperative that you see an ophthalmologist, preferably a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between stopping smoking weed and vision deterioration?

Is there a connection between stopping smoking weed and vision deterioration?

No: There is no relationship between stopping the intake of thc (active chemical in weed) and vision changes. ...Read more

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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 450mg for 3 months. Over the last 3 weeks, my vision has been deteriorating. Could wellbutrin (bupropion) be the culprit?

I have been on wellbutrin (bupropion) 450mg for 3 months. Over the last 3 weeks, my vision has been deteriorating. Could wellbutrin (bupropion) be the culprit?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): In 2-3% of cases, wellbutrin (bupropion) may cause blurred vision. Is this the kind of "deterioration" you mean? Please tell your prescribing doctor about this problem, and have an eye exam asap. Since I don't know what specific problem you're having with your vision, it may not be related to wellbutrin (bupropion) at all. ...Read more

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Can I get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Can I get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Depends: If the decline is due to cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or some other eye disease, then lasik surgery will not help. If you are talking about loss of reading vision with age or distance glasses prescription, then lasik may be helpful. ...Read more

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Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Deteriorating vision w panuveitis & cataract in right eye.19, studying & am finding it tough to cope. Can cataract surgery only be done once? W orzudex?

Can be done more: Than once, but in an eye that is already internally inflamed, even doing one cataract surgery has it's risks, as well as post-op cataract recovery time. Must reduce stress levels, and also have a full work up done by your internist to look at other causes of system inflammation and rule that out too. Want the eye as quiet as possible. ...Read more

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70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

Minimal Risks: Cataract surgery has advanced such that risks are minimal, but not non-existant. You should only consider surgery if your life-style is being significantly limited by deteriorating vision. Contact your state ophthalmological society to get names of highly skilled cataract surgeons. ...Read more

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A year half ago I noticed two bumps in my nose, now my septum is deteriorating and my nose bleeds a lot. Double vision, linked? Possible causes?

A year half ago I noticed two bumps in my nose, now my septum is deteriorating and my nose bleeds a lot. Double vision, linked? Possible causes?

Need work up: Its probably time to have an evaluation in person. The double vision can be linked if this turns out to be an autoimmune process. If the double vision is constant, painful, decrease in vision, you could start out with an ophthalmologist. Otherwise an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I m 22.Brain fog since 4 years ago, dizziness, doubled vision more frequent lately, deteriorating memory in simple maths, my balancing in lower limbs.

This may be serious: You are young and your sx are serious. It is time to see a neurologist. There are some great tests that can ferret this out.
I would guess normal pressure hydrocephalus which would be a good choice as it has a simple fix.

Do not put off visit. ...Read more

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What is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

What is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

Variable: Cannot easily answer this question. It depends on the patients health and their eye health. An 80 year old should definitely have an eye exam periodically. ...Read more

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Worsening vision, what are convergence problems?

Could Be Normal: Convergence problems are best examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist, but if in an adult, it addresses the eyes difficulty in "crossing" as we focus on something near....The closer the object, the more our eyes should "cross.". ...Read more

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Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Probably not: Most lens scratches (on eyeglasses) cause annoying changes in the vision but not overall worsening. You should seek your ophthalmologist for an evaluation to determine if there is a cause from your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Worsening vision?

Vision loss: In simple term it means the vision is changing. Is the change improved with a refraction or is the vision loss not improved with spectacle lens correction or is there an eye condition causing the change in vision>? An ophthalmologist can answer and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Will glasses slow down worsening vision?

No effect: Glasses help you see better but have no effect on the anatomical issues of your visual apparatus which control the degree of eyeglass need. ...Read more

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Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Yes: Perhaps you have already been told you have a corneal issue. Some changes in the cornea, especially a condition usually in young adults termed can profoundly affect the vision. See an ophthalmologist or a corneal specialist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could worsening vision be a result of a scratched cornea?

Yes but: Scratched corneas will lower the vision until healed. But if your vision is dropping and you have to ask the question, then it probably is something else as scratched corneas are extremely painful and will not allow you to ignore them. For lowered vision see your ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad vision, any way I can stop it from worsening?

If vision is: Corrected with glasses or contact lenses then not to worry, just keep on using them. The vision may change a little over the tears. If the vision is not correctable then an evaluation is needed to find the cause of worsening vision. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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My 14 years old daughtrer has worsening of vision from -4 to 6 diopters. Is any way of surgery that can prevent her vision from this negative shift?

My 14 years old daughtrer has worsening of vision from -4 to 6 diopters. Is any way of surgery that can prevent her vision from this negative shift?

No: There is no surgery or medication that will stop the eye from growing. The eye's growth is the likely cause of the "myopic" shift. This can continue until the child is fully grown. ...Read more

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I have dm2.Due to worsening symptoms (blurry vision & numbing), I decided to go on a 20 g carb/day diet to lose wt. & I feel so lethargic with n/v.

I have dm2.Due to worsening symptoms (blurry vision & numbing), I decided to go on a 20 g carb/day diet to lose wt. & I feel so lethargic with n/v.

See professionals: It is important to work with a nutritionist and your doc to set up a goal for better diet control. Its very crucial to exercise, decrease process sugar intake, carbs like pasta, pizza, bread, starchy food, potato, corn etc. Please make sure to eat balance food and plenty of fluid intake (not juice or soda). ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Need an eye exam: Floaters are most worrisome when new with associated flashes and loss of vision like a shade or curtain advancing. New blurry vision not improving should be checked out. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Possible retinal: If you have increasing floaters, especially with light flashes and diminishing vision, you should see your ophthalmologist without delay as there is a possibility of a retinal detachment which could be serious and needs a quick fix. Other conditions can also do this so get a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing appropriately. ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

What can be done about worsening vision with corneal abrasion?

Corneal edema: You must see an Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions without infection tend to heal fast. If you are having blurred vision do not delay seeing your Ophthalmologist. He/she are MDs trained specially in Eye disease and surgery. ...Read more