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Glaucoma in right eye only. Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17. Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?
It might be, but...: That would be a good guess for a target pressure according to a large study the agis. But, that would not be low enough for some eye with very thin corneas. Those are at higher risk of glaucoma progression, even with pressures as low as13 or 14. If the cause of the high pressure in only one eye is because of an old trauma to that eye, 17 might be good enough if the other eye has no risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?
Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious issue: If you had good vision in one eye which is now fading or worse if it suddenly went away, you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. The list of possibilities includes things like strokes in the eye, diabetes, optic neuritis, bleeding and infection. Most conditions with loss of one eye are serious and need attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can happen: 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. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floaters big shadow in vision with vision acuity 6/6 both 12/12 eye pressure and pulsating in vision all drs saying there's nothing in retina??
Floater: 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 or other problems with the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemi-field loss: Is usually due to a pathology posterior (behind) to the eye itself. A lesion or area of pathology will usually be located from the area of the pituitary gland (approx. just forward of central brain) where the optic nerves cross to anywhere along the optic radiation ending at the occipital lobe (portion of the brain at the lower back of the skull). An MRI or CT can usually identify the cause. ...Read more
See an eye doc ASAP: Any new onset floaters with decreased vision requires a dilated examination with an eye doctor immediately. Though it is often only floaters (a normal change that causes the gel in the back of the eye to develop small cracks), it must be differentiated from a retinal hole, tear or detachment - which all require immediate treatment. See an eye doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?
In unilateral glaucoma with advanced visual field loss in that eye but perfect vision in unaffected eye is it safe to drive relying on good eye?
Generally yes: With 1 normally functioning eye & 1 that has severe visual field loss, your function is largely dependent on your ability to adapt to the missing field areas. As an American driver, visual field loss in the left hemifield & diffuse visually field loss in the right eye was associated with more driving impairment. Interestingly, a large % of monocular patients did well driving. Driving skills vary. ...Read more
See a retina special: Yes. Lack of blood flow due to a retinal artery occlusion can cause severe loss of vision from damage to the retina. A central retinal artery occlusion is worse than a branch retinal artery occlusion. There are no good treatments, but a systemic workup looking for an embolic source is required (carotid ultrasound, echocardiogram). A rarer cause is giant cell arteritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Visual field testing will occasionally pickup small areas of visual field depressions if the floater is particularly large and thick, as some patients may have. Since they move, a repeat visual field should also show the depression to have moved. I would not however expect a large visual field abnormality from a floater and certainly l recommend an exam to rule out any problems by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double and blurry vision in left eye after glaucoma trab surgery with express shunt implant in right eye, what to do?
Immediately after: surgery, it is normal to have some blurry vision. The swelling initially will change the way your eye muscles function and cause you to have some double vision. These should improve over time. Continue follow up with your eye surgeon as trab surgery is "high maintenance" surgery and requires some constant TLC. Good luck. ...Read more
What are the chances dad had 3 strokes bleed in brain taking seizures in hospital losing power in arm slurring speech face distorted?
Below: Your questions should be addressed to the DR's taking care of your father. They have his full medical history and current medical status. ...Read more