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Doctor insights on: Vision Worsening Every Week

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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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I have had excessive bright red menstrual bleeding two weeks straight. My vision is worsening. I also have my neck muscle got bigger the other day.

I have had excessive bright red menstrual bleeding two weeks straight. My vision is worsening. I also have my neck muscle got bigger the other day.

See a Doctor: Any bleeding more than 7 days in a row needs to be evaluated. Please do a pregnancy test as well. You may have a polyp, growth or cyst on ovary or a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Headache for weeks every day. This is not my normal. Double vision an floaters 2 diff. Eyes ect. Why?

Headache for weeks every day. This is not my normal. Double vision an floaters 2 diff. Eyes ect. Why?

Get neuro eval: Unremitting headaches with double vision needs a work up. MRI scans should be done to rule, out pathology, and a thorough neurological evaluation. With a lobectomy in your past, this is overdue. ...Read more

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Migraines every 2 weeks with aura vision goes dark terrible head pain. Wake up with stiff neck+pain the day after. Sometimes face and left arm go numb?

Migraines every 2 weeks with aura vision goes dark terrible head pain. Wake up with stiff neck+pain the day after. Sometimes face and left arm go numb?

Have you had an MRI: Clinically when a person has 2 or more migraines/month = chronic migraine disorder. You need to be evaluated to be on medications to prevent migraines from occurring. If left face and arm numbness are a new pattern for your migraines, you need to see your MD right away to have an MRI & MRA of brain done. If you have never had a MRI, it should be completed to dx hemiplegic migraine vs other cause. ...Read more

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I scratched my cornea last week on November 29th. Every since then, I have blurry vision. My eye doctor prescribed me eye ointment for my eye, but it's still a little blurry, but not as bad when I went to the doctor. How long does a scratched cornea heal

I scratched my cornea last week on November 29th. Every since then, I have blurry vision. My eye doctor prescribed me eye ointment for my eye, but it's still a little blurry, but not as bad when I went to the doctor. How long does a scratched cornea heal

Eye Hope This Helps: They heal pretty fast but it depends on the size, depth & location of the abrasion. If right in the line of sight, over the pupil, it could take several weeks before your vision is back to what it was. Try looking through a pinhole & see if it clears up. If it does, then it's likely something else, unless that"something else"was there before the injury. Try moisturizing eye drops for a while, then a recheck ...Read more

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Why does my vision change every couple of minutes?

Why does my vision change every couple of minutes?

Tear film v diabetes: Do you have history of diabetes? If not likely Tear film/dry eyes. We have good treatments for this. Consult with us for Rx and see Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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What is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

What is the rate of worsening vision at 80?

Variable: Cannot easily answer this question. It depends on the patients health and their eye health. An 80 year old should definitely have an eye exam periodically. ...Read more

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Do all contacts work on every vision problem?

Do all contacts work on every vision problem?

No.: No, some people have astigmatism, some people are near-sighted, far-sighted, or have keratoconus. Therefore one size does not correct vision for all. ...Read more

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Worsening vision, what are convergence problems?

Could Be Normal: Convergence problems are best examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist, but if in an adult, it addresses the eyes difficulty in "crossing" as we focus on something near....The closer the object, the more our eyes should "cross.". ...Read more

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Will my vision stay 20/15 if I eat carrots every day?

Will my vision stay 20/15 if I eat carrots every day?

No: Congrats on having such good vision! maintaining eye health depends on many factors, of which a healthy diet is one of them. While carrots can be good for you, the chemical they provide can be overdone - you can turn orange! Better to eat a balanced diet, avoid eyestrain, bright lights, dangerous visual habits, smoke exposure and so on. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

What does it mean if my vision changes every couple mins?

Probably dry eye: This is most common when first waking up and the blurry vision is temporary. Artificial tears over the counter will help. Make sure it does NOT contain any redness or itching reliever in it. Just a pure lubricating drop. Use this through out the day and when waking up. Generally 3-4x/day. Dry eye is very common. If the blurry vision persists, see an eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Could my worsening vision be a result of a scratched lens?

Probably not: Most lens scratches (on eyeglasses) cause annoying changes in the vision but not overall worsening. You should seek your ophthalmologist for an evaluation to determine if there is a cause from your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Worsening vision?

What is the definition or description of: Worsening vision?

Vision loss: In simple term it means the vision is changing. Is the change improved with a refraction or is the vision loss not improved with spectacle lens correction or is there an eye condition causing the change in vision>? An ophthalmologist can answer and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Colored spots and sparks in vision 24/7 for over a year? Have had every test possible everything comes back normal. What do you recommend? Help please

Colored spots and sparks in vision 24/7 for over a year? Have had every test possible everything comes back normal. What do you recommend? Help please

Colored spots: You need to work with your doctors to try and find the source. Ask if one of the medicines you are on could be the culprit. Do not stop these on your own. ...Read more

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Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time I look up quickly in dark, I see a small flash at the bottom.

Are controllable, predictable flashes of light in vision usually benign? Like every time I look up quickly in dark, I see a small flash at the bottom.

Not always!: 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". When it pulls away (initially tugs), it causes flashes. 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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Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Could my worsening vision be a result of cornea?

Yes: Perhaps you have already been told you have a corneal issue. Some changes in the cornea, especially a condition usually in young adults termed can profoundly affect the vision. See an ophthalmologist or a corneal specialist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could worsening vision be a result of a scratched cornea?

Yes but: Scratched corneas will lower the vision until healed. But if your vision is dropping and you have to ask the question, then it probably is something else as scratched corneas are extremely painful and will not allow you to ignore them. For lowered vision see your ophthalmologist for a proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Are contacts offered with every type of vision or just some?

Pretty much every...: Modern contact lenses can correct most every type of refractive error and some diseases and injuries of the cornea, including problems associated with refractive surgery. They can even correct presbyopia or problems reading. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad vision, any way I can stop it from worsening?

If vision is: Corrected with glasses or contact lenses then not to worry, just keep on using them. The vision may change a little over the tears. If the vision is not correctable then an evaluation is needed to find the cause of worsening vision. ...Read more

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Will glasses slow down worsening vision?

No effect: Glasses help you see better but have no effect on the anatomical issues of your visual apparatus which control the degree of eyeglass need. ...Read more

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What can cause tunnel vision and lightheadedness every time I stand up?

Get medical help: These symptoms related to a change in position may be from an abrupt drop in blood pressure when standing. This can be medication related, or could be cardiac in nature. Sometimes increased intracranial pressure can cause symptoms like this. ...Read more

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Why do I see colors in the field of vision every time I look into a bright light?

Visual phenomenon: Bright light bleaches the cells in the retina which relay information to the brain. When bleached, the nerve signals they emit are not accurate of the outside world. They cause the brain to interpret persistent colored lights, this fades as the cells recover. ...Read more

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Possable dis that effect the brain making you feel almost like your intox w/vision prob, when having intestinal prob, doesn't occur every ×, 23yrs no alch?

Possable dis that effect the brain making you feel almost like your intox w/vision prob, when having intestinal prob, doesn't occur every ×, 23yrs no alch?

Need more info: The symptoms you describe may be part of a larger syndrome and there certainly may be a connection between the brain symptoms and the GI symptoms. It sounds like a very detailed history, physical, labs and even diagnostic testing is needed. Prior to your appointment make a detailed list of all your symptoms and how they have presented over time as well as relationship to each other. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

Worsening vision of past few months with floater fields. Why?

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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What to do if I have black vision and getting dizzy every time I get up?

What to do if I have black vision and getting dizzy every time I get up?

Orthostatic hypotens: Your symtoms may be related to drop in blood pressure and you should see your local internist for exam. ...Read more

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I keep getting a blurred circle shaped vision in my eyes every now and then? What could be the cause?

I keep getting a blurred circle shaped vision in my eyes every now and then? What could be the cause?

Probably migraines: Is the blurred circle in your vision followed by a headache? Does the blurred circle tend to last 10-20 minutes? Do you have a family history of migraines? Motion sickness? These are all indications that your problem is a migraine.

You should still see your eye doctor to get this check out to be sure that there isn't a more serious problem (like a problem with your retina). ...Read more

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My 14 years old daughtrer has worsening of vision from -4 to 6 diopters. Is any way of surgery that can prevent her vision from this negative shift?

No: There is no surgery or medication that will stop the eye from growing. The eye's growth is the likely cause of the "myopic" shift. This can continue until the child is fully grown. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months? More floaters.

Need an eye exam: Floaters are most worrisome when new with associated flashes and loss of vision like a shade or curtain advancing. New blurry vision not improving should be checked out. ...Read more

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Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Worsening vision of past few months. Why so many floaters?

Possible retinal: If you have increasing floaters, especially with light flashes and diminishing vision, you should see your ophthalmologist without delay as there is a possibility of a retinal detachment which could be serious and needs a quick fix. Other conditions can also do this so get a diagnosis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Worsening vision with corneal abrasion, what to do?

Corneal abrasion: It is fairly common for the vision to worsen temporarily as a corneal abrasion heals. Make sure a doctor follows you to insure you are healing appropriately. ...Read more

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Do I need new prescription glasses for my worsening vision?

Possibly: If the reason for your worsening vision is a change in the refraction which is the optical correction available in new lenses, then that is all you need. If the change is due to pathology in the eye, new glasses might not help. Your ophthalmologist can help you find the difference between these two and give you assistance. ...Read more

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What are the geometrical prisms that sparkle in my vision every so often only in my left eye?

What are the geometrical prisms that sparkle in my vision every so often only in my left eye?

Likely migraine: You likely have retinal/ocular migraines which have visual phenomena with or without headache. It's still necessary to have a dilated retinal exam to rule out a more severe reason. ...Read more

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Could my eye floater problem be related to my worsening vision?

Yes: Eye floaters can be a sign of retinal problems that could lead to worsening vision and would be extremely important to have that evaluated with an ophthalmologist immediately. ...Read more