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What Is The Best Treatment For Decreased Visual Acuity
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11 month old diagnosed with decreased vision from visual acuity test (teller). However, prescription test after dilating the eyes shows no prescription needed. Eye health is normal. Why this conflict?
The teller cards: Give a good estimate of visual acuity in children. But, since it is testing the first reaction of a child when the card is presented, things like tiredness or distractions can affect the accuracy. The prescription measured after dilation is more of an objective measurement and can be done accurately. Continue follow up as your eye doctor recommended. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If you see well at distance without glasses or contacts, that is fine. Not wearing glasses, even if needed, does not hurt or damage your eyes, if you are over 45, you may need reading glasses if you have good distance vision . Or, you can try monovision with a contact lens, with the non-dominant eye set for reading. Lasik in the non-dominant eye for reading might also be an alternative to explore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Many times patients develop transient obscurations of vision, or brief episodes of blurry vision. These are temporary if treatment ensues promptly. Long term high intracranial pressure can produce permanent defects in vision due to damage of the optic nerve. This condition needs to be closely monitored by both neurologists and ophthalmologists. ...Read more
My 9 old son had an eye test, was referred to hospital, low visual acuity, stereo found 480 sec arc, and failed visual fields, low concentration ??
Exam findings : The given information is concerning given your son is most likely beyond the amblyopic treatment age, low stereopsis and the enigmatic "low vision". Key information would be history? Has he seen an eye doctor before now? What is his best acuity corrected visual acuity (with glasses. misalignment of the eyes ("crossing eyes")? Is there any pathology noted on the dilated slit lamp examination? ...Read more
If my daughter's visual acuity is 20/40 both eyes, why would the doctor recommend "no glasses needed"?
Depends : Kids actually are quite nearsighted at birth (20/400) & gradually improve over time reaching the common 20/20 at 4-6y. In many states u will pass a drivers eye test at 20/40. At this point the dr may consider the treatment as minimal benefit for her function & consider the possibility it will improve on its own. A frank discussion of your concerns & his/her reasoning should be your next quest. ...Read more
On line: You can "Google" Snellen acuity chart to get a rough idea of the vision. You can also compare the limits of your vision with someones vision who has known acuity. At your age, i assume that you have a driver's license and most likely have had to pass an acuity test to get that license approved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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