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