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Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,666 doctors shared insights

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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What are these split-second vision loss (as if blinking: i know i'm not) that I have in my right eye while i rest my head on the right to sleep?

What are these split-second vision loss (as if blinking: i know i'm not) that I have in my right eye while i rest my head on the right to sleep?

Vague: Your description is vague, and it appears that you need a thorough history and exam. Could be a type of migraine or another issue. I would see a dr. Asap to help you obtain some answers, . ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about severe loss of vision in one eye (over one year), recently drooping eyelid, sleep issues, and pineal gland cyst?

Yes: Please see a doctor today! any loss of vision with other symptoms such as eyelid droop should be evaluated quickly. Please seek help from your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Does lazy eye lead to irreversible vision loss?

Yes: Having an eye with amblyopia leads to permanent vision loss if it's not corrected. Also having eyes that are constantly misaligned can lead to permanent vision loss in children or double vision as adults. ...Read more

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How often does herpes scarring on your eyeball lead to partial vision loss?

How often does herpes scarring on your eyeball lead to partial vision loss?

Individualized: Herpes frequently does not lead to scarring. But when it does the loss is related to the location of the scar (worst central), the depth of the scar and the risk of recurrence. There are so many variable that there are no statistics as each case is individual. If your vision is lowered after an attack, you should see a corneal specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My fingernails were used to scrape my eyes. Will this cause vision loss?

My fingernails were used to scrape my eyes. Will this cause vision loss?

It is possible: If you have scratched/scraped your eyes, then this can result in vision loss. This depends upon the extent of the injury and whether the scrape occurred in the center of the front of your eye (the cornea) or on the side of your eye. If this has occurred and has not healed, you should seek evaluation with a trained eye care professional. ...Read more

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Hi 2 days ago i had flashing lights like heatwaves in both eyes and some vision loss. Lasted about 30 minute and disappeared after coke. Nothing since?

Hi 2 days ago i had flashing lights like heatwaves in both eyes and some vision loss. Lasted about 30 minute and disappeared after coke. Nothing since?

Migraine: This sounds like an ophthalmic migraine. There is no headache with an ophthalmic migraine, only vision changes. Ophthalmic migraines are not dangerous, but certainly are annoying. They are not usually treated. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) cause partial vision loss in your eyes?

Can viagra (sildenafil) cause partial vision loss in your eyes?

No: Viagra (sildenafil) has been reported to cause the appearance of a bluish tint to the vision. There were a few reports of optic neuropathy in relationship to viagra (sildenafil) use but these were rare and may have been a statistically insignificant artefact given that the population taking viagra (sildenafil), usually having vascular disease, may be more prone to optic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more