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Can problems with your vision and retinal disorders cause depression?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Francis
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, visual problems are linked to depression particularly if they are chronic.
However depression is common and should be evaluated by a doctor on its own merits.

In brief: Yes

Yes, visual problems are linked to depression particularly if they are chronic.
However depression is common and should be evaluated by a doctor on its own merits.
Dr. Peter Francis
Dr. Peter Francis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vision &depression

Possible, due to low esteem from self image issues, or could relate to medications taken for vision defects

In brief: Vision &depression

Possible, due to low esteem from self image issues, or could relate to medications taken for vision defects
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Vision

Depression anxiety stress or effect of medications.

In brief: Vision

Depression anxiety stress or effect of medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD,Psychiatrist, Agrees
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Definitely

Any life stressor, including medical illness or vision problems, can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Discuss these mental health issues with your doctors.

In brief: Definitely

Any life stressor, including medical illness or vision problems, can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Discuss these mental health issues with your doctors.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD,Psychiatrist, Agrees
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