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What is the best treatment for peripheral vision?

What is the best treatment for peripheral vision?

Peripheral vision: There is no treatment to improve peripheral vision. You should be evaluated if you are noticing issues with it though. ...Read more

Peripheral Vision (Definition)

When you look at someone's face, you can still see their hand, even though you are not looking directly at it. When you are walking through a doorway, you are not looking at the sides, or looking directly at the threshold, but you see it through your peripheral vision. Anything outside of your direct focus spot, is considered peripheral. Which can be measured ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

What is the best treatment for my painful peripheral neuropathy?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of peripheral nerve transection?

What's the best treatment to get rid of peripheral nerve transection?

Nerve injury: As a surgeon, i repaired many transsected nerves. Without a surgical repair, there is little chance that the nerve will recover function. With a repair performed by an experienced microsurgeon, the odds are very good (depending on the extent and cause of trans-section) that there will be a significant recovery of function. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

What's the best treatment for peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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How should i cure myself of peripheral vision loss.I am 78 years old and 10 yrs ago , i had both my eyes operated for cataract by the lasik laser .?

How should  i cure myself of peripheral vision loss.I am 78 years old and 10 yrs ago , i had both my eyes operated for cataract by the lasik laser .?

Peripheral: There are several reasons for peripheral vision loss-- they include glaucoma, retinal diseases, trauma, and cataract surgery. The implant placed inside the eye is smaller in diameter than the cataract. Thus, the effective viewing area is smaller, and the peripheral vision is reduced. Glaucoma is treated with eye drops, laser, or surgery. Retinal diseases are treated depending on the cause... ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for peripheral neuropathy in feet?

What are the best treatments for peripheral neuropathy in feet?

Many treatments: Unfortunately there are many treatments and best depends on what stage of neuropathy exists.See a doctor to help determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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Damage to optic nerve is 30 percent. With treatment how likely is it that in the future i will notice loss of peripheral vision in my sight?

Damage to optic nerve is 30 percent. With treatment how likely is it that in the future i will notice loss of peripheral vision in my sight?

Depends on cause: If you have a progressive disorder, which eludes treatment success, there is risk of added loss, but if this was an acute event, unlikely that you will experience peripheral involvement in near future. Talk to an ophthalmologist and get better informed of cause, future prognosis, and efficacy of various treatment.S. ...Read more

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I'm 58 recently diagnosed w/glaucoma & beginnings of peripheral vision loss. Please explain what aggressive treatment would mean for me?

I'm 58 recently diagnosed w/glaucoma & beginnings of peripheral vision loss. Please explain what aggressive treatment would mean for me?

Treatment: Of glaucoma is individualized. For each, a target pressure is set depending on the untreated pressure (usually 30% lower). Then the ophthalmologist adds treatment until this is reached. More aggressive treatment means setting a lower goal and closer follow up. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage i would notice vision loss. Sound right?

Not likely: In my experience, patients with glaucoma rarely notice the loss of vision until it is far advanced. Also there is no reliable way to estimate the percentage loss of nerve. We generally judge the extent of disease with the peripheral vision test as mild, moderate or severe. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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How come when I look at the sky, stars are brighter in my peripheral vision. When I look directly at them they are dimmed.

How come when I look at the sky, stars are brighter in my peripheral vision. When I look directly at them they are dimmed.

Macular Problem?: Possibly you have some macular problem, ie. edema, degeneration or defect. Also, you could have central posterior subcapsular cataracts. Are both eyes the same phenomenon? My suggestion would be to see a retinal specialist ophthalmologist for best dilated examination and diagnoses. ...Read more

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I was totally fine earlier today and then noticed in my peripheral vision shaking and "dancing". I couldn't get it to stop for 20 minutes. I closed ri?

Migraine: You have described an occipital migraine. These affect the back of the brain which is the visual processing center of your brain. They last 5 minutes to up to 2 hours but always go away and are not caused by anything you need to worry about. ...Read more

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I have some early peripheral vision loss but don't notice it in my field of vision. Why?

I have some early peripheral vision loss but don't notice it in my field of vision. Why?

Compensation: The eyes are very good at covering for each other. The peripheral loss which i hope is minor, has been adjusted to by your eyes and there even may be some overlap with the other eye. ...Read more

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Sudden loss of peripheral vision-- please help!?

Sudden loss of peripheral vision-- please help!?

Seek help: Vision may be lost peripherally from disasters within the eye such as retinal detachment or vascular occlusion; or from strokes in the brain in the occipital lobe or the pituitary region; or from systemic vascular collapse, drug toxicity or poisoning. You need to immediately see an ophthalmologist for this as some of these are extremely urgent and can affect both eyes. ...Read more

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How does your age affect your peripheral vision?

Minor degree: There is a minor lowering of the extent of peripheral vision in older folks. The more important change is a measurable drop in reaction time which affects their ability to respond to visual input and makes driving more hazardous. ...Read more

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What do flashing lights in your peripheral vision mean?

Migraine: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more

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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


Dim Peripheral Vision (Definition)

Dim peripheral vision, also called tunnel vision, is a clinical finding in which a person loses vision at the periphery but ...Read more