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Dr. Aarthi Vinca
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Visual Difficulties (Overview)

Visual difficulties = problems with sight.


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How can I differentiate the headache caused by visual problem & sinusitis?

How can I differentiate the headache caused by visual problem & sinusitis?

Sinusitis symptoms: Usually when you have sinus infection you actually feel sick and have significant nasal congestion with colored discharge that may be tinged with blood. It is not unusual for the pain to radiate into the ears or behind the eyes. Many people feel discomfort at the back of the neck and over that cheek or forehead region. If you have visual disturbances or double vision you should be seeing a dr soon. ...Read more

Dr. Aarthi Vinca
53 Doctors shared insights

Visual Difficulties (Overview)

Visual difficulties = problems with sight.


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What does it mean if an autistic child has visual perception issues?

What does it mean if an autistic child has visual perception issues?

1st check vision &: Hearing, even if it requires conscious sedation for a visual evoked response, brainstem auditory evoked response & eeg if any sign of seizures. 2nd, a neuropsychologist can test his ability to process shape, location & spatial orientation of objects, fine motor & visual construction ability & executive functions. Non-verbal learning disabilities are common in Asperger syndrome, not autism. ...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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What is wrong when a female has problem with facial hair and is it treatable and how?

What is wrong when a female has problem with facial hair and is it treatable and how?

Hirsutism of PCOS: Excess facial hair (hirsutism) in female is often caused by androgen (male-hormone) excess, commonly from polycystic-ovarian-syndrome (pcos). Adequate treatment of pcos, which is difficult, often improves facial hair, but takes time. Some med such as spironolactone can help, but again takes many months. Laser or electrolysis are probably most effective and fastest. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a stoke patient had difficulty in visual perception, where might the demage be located in the brain?

If a stoke patient had difficulty in visual perception, where might the demage be located in the brain?

Visual perception: The occipital region of the brain is where visual processing takes place, this is the back side of the head.
Visual issues can also occur if there have strokes affecting the optic nerves. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment if difficulty adjusting to brightness?

What is the best treatment if difficulty adjusting to brightness?

Glare disability: If this not from external eye disease including dry eyes, allergy. Environmental factors or reaction to medication or cataracts or corneal disease or uncorrected refractive error then tinted lenses with side shields or wrap around sunglasses will definately help. ...Read more

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What are new treatments for visual impairments in children?

What are new treatments for visual impairments in children?

Chiroprctic opthamol: Chiropractic opthamology can help with rehabilitating vision.
Also valled " vision therapy". ...Read more

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What are the treatements for retinal hamourage problem. I lost my visual focus. How to cure it.

What are the treatements for retinal hamourage problem. I lost my visual focus. How to cure it.

Depends: The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes just the passage of time to allow the blood to reabsorb is enough. Other times injection of medication into the eye, or laser treatment are required. Your ophthalmologist will be best able to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of visual auras migraine auras?

What are ways to get rid of visual auras migraine auras?

Try the following: Prevention seems most successful in addressing migraines, and approved drugs include topirimate, depakote, timolol, and propanalol; but otc items may work just as well, such as riboflavin, coq-10, butterbur, feverfew. However, if aura does occur, triptans really do not delete, but hyperventilation into paper or plastic bag for 3-5 min will eliminate the aura, but likely will then get bad headache. ...Read more

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What drug gives the most visual hallucinations?

What drug gives the most visual hallucinations?

Hmm.....: In good conscience I really cannot give out answers about what psychedelics give the best visuals or not. There are other places on the internet to find such information. I can say by using psychedelics you are risking an unpleasant and perhaps dangerous experience, they are very dependent on the mood of the user, the setting, etc. Meditation is a great way to acheive a healthy altered state. ...Read more

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What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

What things trigger a migraine attack that makes visual changes?

Many things: Common triggers include food, activities, stress, and environmental factors. Visual changes are more of a feature of migraines and not necessarily related to triggers. ...Read more

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I read. That hbp medicine in the future reduce your visual sense and increase your memory lost. How can I prevent these? "sorry for my english"

I read. That hbp medicine in the future reduce your visual sense and increase your memory lost. How can I prevent these? "sorry for my english"

See below: Hpb meds work in different ways & have different side effects. Discuss your concerns with your doc so s/he can prescribe a med that will not cause either of those side effects. Eating healthy meals, maintaining weight, getting regular exercise will further preserve visual function & memory. ...Read more

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Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Investigate: You should look into why it is hard for your to get out of bed: are you not getting enough sleep? Are you on medications that make you sleepy? Do you have sleep apnea or a leg movement disorder in sleep? Do you have medical conditions that can give you these symptoms? These and many more questions can be investigated by your doctor and/or sleep specialist. You should see one. ...Read more

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Is difficulty getting pregnant a genetic problem?

Is difficulty getting pregnant a genetic problem?

Possibly: Infertility factors such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis has a genetic basis. Also low sperm counts can run in some families. Ovulatory abnormalities related to premature ovarian failure can be passed from mothers to daughters. ...Read more

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Can I have heart disease even if I don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Can I have heart disease even if I don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Yes, you: Yes, you certainly can. An individual can even suffer from a heart attack without knowing it. 25% of people who have a heart attack have a "silent" event (they didn't know it was happening). The best thing to do is to see your doctor to be screened. Take care. ...Read more

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My husband has been complaining of having head aches w/ accompanied change in vision (difficulty focusing). Lasts an hr & same time every day.?

My husband has been complaining of having head aches w/ accompanied change in vision (difficulty focusing). Lasts an hr & same time every day.?

Needs exam: Your husband needs to see your physician about these neurologic symptoms. Try to schedule appointment during the time window when the symptoms present. Men are often reticent to seek help, so you may have to call for him. ...Read more

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I am experiencing change in vision. I've worn glasses for a couple of months, when I take them off I can see but not getting, only see better in glasses?

I am experiencing change in vision. I've worn glasses for a couple of months, when I take them off I can see but not getting, only see better in glasses?

Vision: It is difficult for me to understand your question. I think you are saying that you see best w/glasses on, which is why we wear glasses. Please return to your eye doctor to make sure your prescription is correct and that you don't have any eye disease. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does a change in vision mean?

What does a change in vision mean?

Depends: If the change is of recent, rapid onset it could be due to a pathology of the eye, or blood vessels to the eye, or a brain problem and needs examination quickly. If the change is slow, it is most likely due to a need for a change of eyeglasses and during that examination other causes ruled out. ...Read more

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I am having a change in vision. Mac degen at 65?

I am having a change in vision. Mac degen at 65?

Possibly, others too: A change in vision at any age should be investigated by a thorough examination by an ophthalmologist. Possible common causes in the 60s are macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, change in glasses prescription, stroke-like problems in the ocular blood vessels, and many others. ...Read more

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Change in vision when standing, what can cause this?

Change in vision when standing, what can cause this?

Change in BP: When you stand up, especially quickly, it takes a few seconds for your blood pressure to adjust. It drops, the blood supply to your brain drops, and your vision may blur or dim briefly. If you stand up more slowly, you can usually avoid this. The medical term is "orthostatic hypotension.". ...Read more

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Big change in vision during annual exam -should I worry?

Big change in vision during annual exam -should I worry?

Depends: On the reason for the change -- reversible/correctable or irreversible. ...Read more

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What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?

Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem.

Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent. ...Read more

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Weird change in vision? Big fields of floaters at night.

Weird change in vision? Big fields of floaters at night.

Make an appt: This needs to be evaluated urgently, could be related to bleeding in the eye or a tear in the retina. Other causes are also possible, but this symptom needs a dilated exam to evaluate further. ...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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Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

Is there anything that can cause sudden change in vision and dizzy spells?

See an eye doctor: There are many things. You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. Please go. ...Read more

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Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Flashes at corners of eye for the last two three days, once or twice a day. Pain at the back of the head. No blurry or change in vision. Diagnosis?

Impossible: It is impossible to diagnose your problem without a thorough history and exam. Even then some tests may have to be run to help with a diagnosis. Could be a type of migraine. ...Read more

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Is change in vision a symptom if severe dry eye? I notice for months my eye sight has not been the same some days they are very clear. .

Dry eyes: Can cause blurry vision. Often, the patient will also notice some other symptoms as well. These include burning, foreign body sensation, redness, excess tearing, etc. It's easy to try a course of artificial tears several times a day for a couple of weeks to see if your symptoms improve. If not, then you should see an ophthalmologist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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