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Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Vision Difficulties (Overview)

Vision difficulties = problems with sight.


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Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?

Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?

Very serious : You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe are very serious and need to be treated. It is extremely important that your condition be accurately diagnosed so that the appropriate treatment can be provided. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from a medical cause to Schizophrenia versus Substance-Induced Psychosis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Vision Difficulties (Overview)

Vision difficulties = problems with sight.


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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read 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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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, floaters. Are these things related?

Not likely: The blurred vision and difficulty focusing may be related but these two are likely not related to your floaters. Any changes in vision warrant a visit to the eye doctor though. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Temporarily impaired vision?

Temporarily impaired vision?

Can you ask again?: Impaired vision can be caused by so many conditions, that it would be nearly impossible to help you without getting a little more information. Can you describe the vision? Is it dark, blurred, or intermittent? Is there pain? Any flashes of light or floaters? ...Read more

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Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?

You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more

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What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

What could auras, vision blackouts, sparkles in vision and vision loss indicate?

Auras, visual issues: Indicate the need to see an eye doctor or your family doc ASAP. The sooner this is treated the less likely it is to create permanent damage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Headaches, vision problem in left eye, dizziness, severe fatigue, memory loss, speech problem, clumsiness, etc. What could this be?

Headaches, vision problem in left eye, dizziness, severe fatigue, memory loss, speech problem, clumsiness, etc. What could this be?

Get checked out...: .. by a healthcare professional right away. Your symptoms are not specific to any one condition but all of them together can mean certain bad things. make sure you are not ingesting any new substances or medications which could explain these symptoms. Go see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Hyphema cause blurred vision?

Absolutely: A hyphema is blood in the aqueous fluid in the front of the eye, and can range from minor to very severe. Any patient with a hyphema (little or big) should have follow up care by an eye doctor to ensure there aren't other issues (elevated eye pressure, damage to the drainage system of the eye, associated trauma to the retina, etc.). ...Read more

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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, high prolactin. Are these related?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, high prolactin. Are these related?

Many possible causes: First question to ask is "why is the prolactin high?" and "how high is it?" a pituitary tumor can cause high prolactin but so are other things including: hypothyroidism, pregnancy, kidney disease...It would be a good idea to sit down with the doctor who ordered the above test to discuss the next step of workup. You need to systematically work this up. ...Read more

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Astigmatism causes double vision?

Astigmatism causes double vision?

It can: Astigmatism can distort vision enough to cause an image to double. There are many causes of double vision, though and some can be serious. If you are concerned, get examined. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

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 more

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I am experiencing balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

I am experiencing  balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 17 years. Likely, it is Depression due to a major traumatic experience. Alcohol and Drug use can make these symptoms worse. Please see a Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis •Therapy for stresses of life •Neurological consultation for balance and memory problems •Medication ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Yes: Blepharitis or dandruff of the eyelids can affect the tear film, thus degrading a patients vision. See your eye doctor and good luck! ...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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Could hyperopia and astigmatism cause distorted vision?

Refractive Error: Yes, hyperopia and astigmatism are forms of refractive error that if not corrected with glasses or contact lenses can result in diminished or possibly even distorted vision. A detailed examination with an eye care provider is helpful in determining the extent of your refractive error and whether glasses, contacts, or other options will be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

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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Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...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