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I believe I am having peripheral vision loss in my left eye. Should I see an opthamalogist or an optometrist.?

Ophthalmologist. This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. Read more...

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...
Peripheral vision . If you are noticing decreased peripheral vision, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible. This could be a sign of serious eye disease such as glaucoma or retinal detachment. Read more...

Can atropine drops correct an eye that has peripheral vision loss from a hemispherectomy?

Not really. Atropine dilates the pupil, allowing more light into the eye and also increasing the width of the field of vision. Someone who has lost half of their visual field could certainly see more of the remaining field if their pupil is dilated, but only to a small degree, and with increased negative effects such as decreased near vision and increased light sensitivity and possible hallucinations. Read more...
Not really. Remember that the visual loss does not originate in the eye ( think of a normal video camera as the eye) but in the brain ( think of a bad video cable sending only half the message). Opening up the lens aperture wider does not send an image through the defective portion of the cable. Read more...

Early stage glaucoma & moderate stage epiretinal membrane same eye not affecting vision much now. W/both diseases potential for central vision loss & peripheral vision loss causes anxiety. Prognosis?

Treatment. will help control IOP in early glaucoma and delay optic nerve damage. You ophtamologist could decide if surgical intervention will be beneficial for the epiretinal membrane. Read more...
The risk is very low. An epiretinal membrane is a common finding in 60 y/o female and typically remain visually insignificant. If it becomes visually significant, surgical treatment is very successful. Mild glaucoma is very treatable, and with appropriate followup and treatment, peripheral vision loss can be prevented. Central loss is extremely rare. Read more...