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What Is The Best Treatment For Peripheral Vision Loss
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently diagnosed. Dr says I have some peripheral vision loss although I don't notice it. How fast will this vision loss progress?
Unlikely: It's possible but unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Glaucoma 30 percent optic damage in 58 year old. What is prognosis? Can progression be stopped so that I won't notice peripheral vision loss.
Peripheral vision: Peripheral vision loss with other associated symptoms need a full eye evaluation asap. See an eye doctor. ...Read more
How do you know if peripheral vision loss is minor. Field test says normal but there are some gray shaded areas around part of the periphery.
Depends.: This depends on many factors. The size of the visual field test, how wide an area was it measuring. It also depends on how stable the change is- is it new or has it been like this for many years. Also how severe the changes are- the sensitivity is expressed in "decibels". Small changes are ok unless they exceed what you would expect for that sight tested based on past tests. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more