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What are the causes of blurriness in glaucoma?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several factors

The major cause of blurred vision from glaucoma is related to damage to the optic nerve.
The visual information it sends to the brain is not as crisp since some of the "wires" within the nerve are lost. It is similar to a television cable that has been paritally cut, causing the t.V. Image to be less sharp.

In brief: Several factors

The major cause of blurred vision from glaucoma is related to damage to the optic nerve.
The visual information it sends to the brain is not as crisp since some of the "wires" within the nerve are lost. It is similar to a television cable that has been paritally cut, causing the t.V. Image to be less sharp.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple reasons

Direct field of vision loss is a common cause .
However in narrow angle glaucoma blurriness is a medical emergency and needs immediate attention . Glaucoma also causes contrast sensitivity loss.

In brief: Multiple reasons

Direct field of vision loss is a common cause .
However in narrow angle glaucoma blurriness is a medical emergency and needs immediate attention . Glaucoma also causes contrast sensitivity loss.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology

In brief: Multiple

Glaucoma can cause blurriness if the eye pressure is suddenly very high, which induces corneal swelling and haze.
Advanced glaucoma can affect contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, and peripheral/eventually central vision. Glaucoma can coexist with other eye problems causing blurriness.

In brief: Multiple

Glaucoma can cause blurriness if the eye pressure is suddenly very high, which induces corneal swelling and haze.
Advanced glaucoma can affect contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, and peripheral/eventually central vision. Glaucoma can coexist with other eye problems causing blurriness.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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