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Gradual Loss of Vision

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  • Posted By: nancyk
  • September 27, 2006
  • 04:57 PM

I have cataracts and keratoconus in both eyes but neither is severe enough to warrant medical treatment. However I cannot read anything on the tv, street signs,large highway signs, see peoples faces, find items in the grocery store without being on top of these items. No more changes can be made to my glasses and I could be in danger of not getting my driver's license. What other conditions may I be tested for? Thank you

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  • I have many of the same symptoms. I have seen several eye doctors and two retinal specialists. They tell me that I have stage 1 cataracts in each eye, I am a glaucoma suspect, the retina in my left eye has torn and rehealed leaving scar tissue and I have a early form of age related macular degeneration (the dry type). I have many of your same symptoms but not quite to your degree. I can read street signs from 1/4 to 1/3 of a block away. My eyes are constantly changing and I now have four pair of glasses. I try each out every morning because I wear different lenses on differing days. I don't understand it and the eye doctors don't explain very much. I can pass a field vision test.Like you, I am very concerned because my license expires in less than two years and I could not pass the vision test many days of the week. All I can advise is to see your eye doctor and ask for a referral to a retinal specialist. They can give you a diagnosis of your problem. Unfortuantely, if you have AMD, there is no known treatment at present.
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