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Doctor insights on: Understanding Eye Vision Test Results

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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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Two eye drs. Looking at visual field test result. One dr says it is normal & other says there's peripheral vision loss. Why the difference of opinion?

Two eye drs. Looking at visual field test result. One dr says it is normal & other says there's peripheral vision loss. Why the difference of opinion?

Interpretation: Interpretation of visual field change is somewhat subjective. As many as 5 cosequetive visual fields are necessary to show change over time. Peripheral changes can have a lot of "noise" in deciding whether or not it is real defect or not. Repetition of field testing and confirmation of defect over time is more accurate. Even then, there are many factors that can interfere in vf assessment. ...Read more

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I have off and on fever 99.2f and headache and my eyes drop from time to time. I know there's something wrong with me but my test results were clean ?

I have off and on fever 99.2f and headache and my eyes drop from time to time. I know there's something wrong with me but my test results were clean ?

Low grade temp : any test can be negative if it is not testing the right thing, if you feel truly lousy get re-evaluated, if not keep watch ...Read more

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I just had a routine health check up and my test results showed occult blood and pus but not enough to be visible from the naked eye the report said t?

I just had a routine health check up and my test results showed occult blood and pus but not enough to be visible from the naked eye the report said t?

May be normal: If this is a urine test and you had your menstruation recently, this may be contamination during collection of sample, nothing to worry about. Repeat test if your doctor recommends in a time away of your bleeding period... ...Read more

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Hi doc, i want to ask. Based on test results of medical check-up that on my left eye cornea thickening. This is dangerous and what should I do ?

Hi doc, i want to ask. Based on test results of medical check-up that on my left eye cornea thickening. This is dangerous and what should I do  ?

Not dangerous: Increased corneal thickness is often a sign of swelling of the cornea. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if you have corneal swelling and treat it as well. ...Read more

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How are eye vision test generally scored?

Eye chart: Vision is recorded by the smallest line read on the vision chart in reference to 20/20 being normal, and it is recorded with and without your best correction. ...Read more

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I took vision express online eye test and it said that my eyesight was 17% above average, what to do?

I took vision express online eye test and it said that my eyesight was 17% above average, what to do?

Celabrate: You vision is better than most. That does not mean you do not need routine examinations, or there is no problems with your eyes. ...Read more

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I was wondering if there are any test to acquire night vision by eye surgeries? .

I was wondering if there are any test to acquire night vision by eye surgeries? .

If : If your night vision has never been good--this may be genetic or it may be from undercorrected eye glasses or contacts. Have your eye doc do a measurement in the dark to see if it is different than a "day time" measurement. ...Read more

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I cannot really understand what happens to the eye in the case of glaucoma. But how's your vision with it?

I cannot really understand what happens to the eye in the case of glaucoma. But how's your vision with it?

Not usually: Glaucoma is often silent as you are not able to tell when there is slight damage to the visual field. Furthermore, when eye pressure is an issue, high pressure in the eye, up to about 30, can feel totally normal. No pain, no visual symptoms, or external signs may be present. Only in the late stages does the field constrict to become symptomatic. Prevention is always better so best to get exam. ...Read more