Diminished vision

Also known as Blurred vision, Difficulty reading, Eyes won't focus, Can't see distances, Blurry vision, Seeing halos around light, Low vision, Impaired Vision, and Dim Vision

Blurred vision is an ocular symptom.

Source: Wikipedia

What causes it?

The most common causes of diminished vision are cataract, macular degeneration, and chronic glaucoma. Other possible causes, such as migraine, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with diminished vision often receive x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, lens and cataract procedures, ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, magnetic resonance imaging, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea and other intraocular therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with diminished vision include tropicamide ophthalmic, phenylephrine (duramax), prednisolone ophthalmic, proparacaine ophthalmic, gatifloxacin (zymar), latanoprost, tetracaine (one touch), cyclopentolate ophthalmic, brimonidine ophthalmic, travoprost (travatan), dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic, timolol and bimatoprost ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for diminished vision include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
1.7x
75+ years
2.1x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.0x
Other
1.1x
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