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Loss of Vision Overview

Another name for Loss of Vision is Vision Change.

What is a vision change?
A person with a change in vision may have blurry vision, loss of vision, or difficulty with color perception in one or both eyes.

What are the symptoms of a vision change?
Symptoms of a mild vision change include a change in prescription lenses once a year, gradual loss of near vision after age 40, or gradual onset of blurry vision after the age of 65. Symptoms of a serious vision change include sudden loss of vision, loss of peripheral vision, seeing grey patches or flashing lights, and a vision change that occurs with eye pain.

How does the doctor treat a vision change?
The treatment for a change in vision depends on the cause. Treatment for a vision change may include corrective lenses, medications, laser therapy, or surgery.

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Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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