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Can Wilson's disease effect vision?

Can Wilson's disease effect vision?

Indirectly: The corneal deposits are diagnostic but do not affect your vision
other components of the disease con affect your vision indrectly ...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


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What are the worst symptoms of cushings disease in regard to your vision?

What are the worst symptoms of cushings disease in regard to your vision?

Field loss: Cushing's is due to a pituitary tumor that causes the body to secrete excess steroid. If the tumor is large enough, it can squeeze on the optic nerve with loss of vision. Prolonged steroid levels in the body can also cause cataracts and glaucoma. These are the major effects of this condition on the eyes. ...Read more

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I am suffering from far-sightedness. Is there any chances that my son can get similiar disease. But my wife had normal vision.

I am suffering from far-sightedness. Is there any chances that my son can get similiar disease. But my wife had normal vision.

Regression: Your son will inherit genes from both of you to affect his ultimate need for glasses. It is a sort of blending that geneticists call regression to the mean. While he may randomly have any degree of eyeglass needs, he will most likely have a blend of his two parents. ...Read more

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What can cause vision problems in children?

Many: Refractive error would be the most common cause of vision problems in the pediatric age group. Uncorrected vision problems in childhood can lead to permanent inability to see in the affected eye (amblyopia). Cataracts, glaucoma and retinal problems can occur in children but are far less common than refractive error. ...Read more

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What things can cause vision problems in children?

What things can cause vision problems in children?

Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more

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What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

Many: Anything that blocks light into the eye or affects the focusing of the eye or damaged structures in the eye will cause the visual system not to develop properly. It is best to have a screening eye exam to identify visual problems early. ...Read more

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What mental disorder could cause a feeling of internal tunnel vision?

What mental disorder could cause a feeling of internal tunnel vision?

Panic disorder: A panic attack is caused by a discharge of the sympathetic nervous system: the result is rapid heart beat and breathing, numbness of extremities, and faintness. ...Read more

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How can they test the vision of small children?

How can they test the vision of small children?

Opthalmologist: The opthalmologists and some pediatricians have vision screeners that can check infants and small children. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blurriness of vision in children?

See an eye doctor: Too many things to list here. See and eye doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is cloudy vision related to visual disorder?

Quite likely: Common descriptions of "blurred" vision include "cloudy", "fuzzy", "hazy" and several other terms. All are common symptoms in an ophthalmologist's office, and should be investigated with a thorough eye examination. There are many possible causes, probably cataract, macular degeneration, and change in glasses prescription are the most common. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tried vision therapy for their children?

Can you tell me about tried vision therapy for their children?

Ineffective: Vision therapy, sponsored by optometrists as a means to improve performance of children in school who seem to be under performing, has failed any test to which it is put (meaning they produce no meaningful improvement). There is a short term benefit from lessening strife at home, as now the vision becomes the reason for poor performance — but the lessons do not help in the long run. ...Read more

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I have weird feelings in my head, vision issues, panic disorder, should I be concerned?

I have weird feelings in my head, vision issues, panic disorder, should I be concerned?

Get help: You would benefit from at least talking with a therapist about these issues. You may benefit from evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist. The good news is that you can get better with the right help! Stay safe! ...Read more

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What are main causes of perceptual changes in all senses, mainly vision? (mental and brain disorders)

What are main causes of perceptual changes in all senses, mainly vision? (mental and brain disorders)

An essay: There is enough information about this to write a book. When there is brain disorder of any type, firing occurs of neurons not always in a logical sequence. The brain attempts to make sense of the disorder by producing perceptual changes, imagery, sensations, etc. to try to order the disorder. The causes for the disorder can fill a textbook of neurology. ...Read more

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My vision is blurred and I have pain in my eyes. So can anybody give me answer which disease I may have?

My vision is blurred and I have pain in my eyes. So can anybody give me answer which disease I may have?

See eye doctor: It would be best for you to see an ophthalmologist to do a complete exam and determine the nature of your problem. ...Read more

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I keep seeing a whit outline around things in my vision, and I get white flashes too. Could this be from my anxiety disorder or is this serious?

I keep seeing a whit outline around things in my vision, and I get white flashes too. Could this be from my anxiety disorder or is this serious?

Flashes: Flashes of light in the vision may be caused by migraine variants or by retinal tears/detachment. If the flashing persists in any way, please contact your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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A couple months after the onset of my anxiety disorder I started to see trailing lights in my vision sometimes when i over exert myself only. Why?

A couple months after the onset of my anxiety disorder I started to see trailing lights in my vision sometimes when i over exert myself only. Why?

Palinopsia: Afterimages or palinopsia. See wikipedia. Com article which states due to conditions affecting the brain including, but not limited to, medications, [1] seizure disorders, tumors, occiptal lobe or visual pathway lesions, [2] subcortical hemorrhage, [3] and dural arteriovenous malformations. You need to see a neurologist for a complete workup. Ct scan is not a complete workup. Palinopsia causes dep. And anxiety. ...Read more

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What types of mental disorders are associated with delusions / visions?

What types of mental disorders are associated with delusions / visions?

Many: Many possibilities: drug intoxication, especially with hallucinogens; drug withdrawal, such as alcohol; sometimes bipolar disorder; schizophrenia; delirium -- where acute medical conditions affect mental functioning; some forms of dementia as well. Sometimes severe psychotic depression can show this as well. ...Read more

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Do children lose ability with low vision?

Not exactly: They have greater challenges, but with good training, they can be very productive members of society. Low vision doesn't equal low intelligence. ...Read more

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Can somatoform disorder cause balance trouble vision trouble a stiff muscles ect. Every day for yrs?

Can somatoform disorder cause balance trouble vision trouble a stiff muscles ect.  Every day for yrs?

Yes: Somatoform Disorder is defined as a person's emotional state or emotional conflicts being manifest in physical symptoms. Therefore, anything physical including the symptoms you mention could be a result of this problem. The best way to be sure is to consult with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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In most cases, do serious symptoms of diabetes/prediabetes (like vision loss) appear as the disease gets more advanced–or could they appear any point?

Varies: Each person is negatively affected by high blood sugar with differing severity and timeline. But generally speaking, individuals with poor blood sugar control for many years, tend to develop more severe organ damage. Kidneys, heart, eyes etc. Unlikely to see vision loss with prediabetes. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it safe for children to have vision therapy?

Yes but . .: Vision therapy is an unproven mode which has failed to show any success in the few clinical trials that have been done. Most vision therapists in fact refuse to join such trials as they are doubtful of the results of what they perform (and charge high fees for). It is in fact safe and mostly harmless except for the cost. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Does celiac disease cause blurry vision?

Rarely: If the disease creates poor absorption of nutrients and there is a significant loss of electrolytes, you can suffer from blurred vision. But this would only be likely in very extreme cases. If a patient takes steroids during any of the treatment phases, they could experience temporary blurring of vision as well. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you should see an eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Diabetic eye disease — vision lost, what to do?

Evaluation: There are many reasons for vision to be diminished with diabetes. You need an evaluation by a retinal specialist who can offer any possible help. Or refer you to specialists who can help with low vision. ...Read more

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Can dim vision be a symptom of brain disease or tumour?

Can dim vision be a symptom of brain disease or tumour?

Yes/no: If you asked me to list out brain related causes for this symptom, I certainly can do so. HOWEVER, I am sure that an opthalmologist can also list out numerous eye causes as well. I would start with a routine eye exam and have a clean bill of eye health before worrying about other causes. ...Read more

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Can a doctor know you have eye disease/illness just by looking at your eye in a vision checkup?

Can a doctor know you have eye disease/illness just by looking at your eye in a vision checkup?

Yes: Multiple general medical conditions can be detected in the eye-specifically the retina, the tissue that line the back of the eye and "senses" the light. Common conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol can be seen. Anemia and certain types of infections can also be seen. Often their severity in the eye is an indication of the disease's severity for general health. ...Read more