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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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Headache an low back ache an off balance , an vision floaters, an leg ache too tension in upper back neck area, is it migraines?

Headache an low back ache an off balance , an vision floaters, an leg ache too    tension in upper back neck area, is it migraines?

Not likely, but: Whether it is migraine or chronic headache you still want as much relief as possible. Here's a good article to evaluate the possibility of it being migraine. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20537878,00.html Read it and decide how to proceed. Best! ...Read more

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What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

What would cause my sudden change in vision with floaters?

Urgent situation: The most likely cause is either a retinal tear, a detachment or a vitreous hemorrhage. Usually the vitreous will collapse sometime during our life, and usually before age 60, and can cause any of the above to be associated with it. It is very important to call an ophthalmologist and be seen urgently. There may be other causes but these would be the most concerning to be checked. ...Read more

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Large floater in field of vision and have some blurriness in vision. Is floater likely the cause?

Floater: A large floater could be causing blurred vision, but you should be able to see thru it. Any new floaters or light flashes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no associated retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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When i turn my head one way and then face forward i see "stars", silvery things spinning in my vision, not floaters. Why is that?

When i turn my head one way and then face forward i see "stars", silvery things spinning in my vision, not floaters. Why is that?

Synchesis: It is possible that you have deposits in your vitreous from birth entitled synchesis scintillans which can be seen in certain light angles such as the maneuver that you indicate. These are benign and rarely cause any problem. The next time you have an ophthalmologist exam, ask if these are present. ...Read more

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I had blurry vision and floaters. Is that detachement?

I had blurry vision and floaters. Is that detachement?

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. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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I've started seeing things move in my peripheral vision. Not floaters, looks more like an insect or small animal. What could be causing this?

I've started seeing things move in my peripheral vision. Not floaters, looks more like an insect or small animal. What could be causing this?

Vitreous changes: Vitreous changes most likely (if cannot see something in mirror moving if look at eye in mirror or feel it). Very rarely a nematode can be found moving in vitreous so get exam with eyeMD ...Read more

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I have double vision and floaters for more than 10 years without any treatment. Should I get a treatment after so long?

Vision changes: Hello, Absolutely. Have your vision and eyes checked by your Opthomologist. Retina changes may be slowly occurring. Some injury may be irreversible if left untreated. ...Read more

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Should i go to optometrist or ophthalmologist for dim vision and floaters (i have tons of them)?

Should i go to optometrist or ophthalmologist for dim vision and floaters (i have tons of them)?

Ophthalmologist: Ophthalmologists have full medical training and can provide you with a more definitive answer and possible treatment for your symptoms than can an optometrist. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more