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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Overview)

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 doctor specializing in vision.


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What is cause of declining vision?

What is cause of declining vision?

Aging or disease: Difficult to answer without more signs and symptoms, test results. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,641 doctors shared insights

Vision (Overview)

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 doctor specializing in vision.


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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Poor vision is a frequent contrbutor to falls and fractures in the elderly. ...See more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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I've 20-60 vision. What is that?

I've 20-60 vision. What is that?

Lowered vision: If your 20/60 vision is best corrected, then there is some problem with your eye which limits the best acuity. If it is the best uncorrected, there may be some improvement even to normal with eyeglasses. The fraction 20/20 indicates the smallest print that can be seen at 20 feet while 20/60 means the normal can see them at 60 feet. ...Read more

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Why do I get flickering zig zag vision after work out ?

Retinal problem: While this can be a symptom of retinal detachment, tear or vitreous detachment it is more likely due to hypertension. Zig zag lines can also be a sign of ophthalmic migraine. Take your blood pressure before and after a workout. I recommend a retinal evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes sparkles in my vision?

What causes sparkles in my vision?

Retinal changes, etc: Sparkles termed photopsias, can occur from changes in the character of the vitreous in the back of the eye mostly due to aging, but can also be due to retinal detachments, and some inherited retinal changes. They can also be a thing that occurs with migraines. You should visit your ophthalmologist if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Tip)

Treating Poor Vision

Only drive if your vision is good enough, but try doing as many activities as possible. ...See more