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What are the common causes of vision loss?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lots

Most common: cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, injury.
Globally, corneal scarring (trachoma), vitamin a deficiency.

In brief: Lots

Most common: cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, injury.
Globally, corneal scarring (trachoma), vitamin a deficiency.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

The most common cause of reversible blindness worldwide is cataract.
The most common cause of permanent vision loss is glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is another leading cause of blindness. Corneal scars, especially cuased by diseases such as trachoma, are a major problem in the developing world.

In brief: Several

The most common cause of reversible blindness worldwide is cataract.
The most common cause of permanent vision loss is glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy is another leading cause of blindness. Corneal scars, especially cuased by diseases such as trachoma, are a major problem in the developing world.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Michael Savetsky
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vision loss

This is a huge list of diagnoses.
Any disease that affects the cornea all the way through to the occipital lobes of the brain can cause vision loss. Most commonly, it include things such as prescription changes, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Hope that helps.

In brief: Vision loss

This is a huge list of diagnoses.
Any disease that affects the cornea all the way through to the occipital lobes of the brain can cause vision loss. Most commonly, it include things such as prescription changes, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Hope that helps.
Dr. Michael Savetsky
Dr. Michael Savetsky
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Vision loss

Vision loss can be due to many things: most common is need for new glasses.
If still not correctable vision: can be due to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, blood vessel issues. Many other possibilities as welll: Brain lesions, medications, trauma, infection, cancer. Patient should be checked by eyeMD.

In brief: Vision loss

Vision loss can be due to many things: most common is need for new glasses.
If still not correctable vision: can be due to cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, blood vessel issues. Many other possibilities as welll: Brain lesions, medications, trauma, infection, cancer. Patient should be checked by eyeMD.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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