Vision Loss

Vision loss is a condition where the natural ability of vision is lost which may be partial or complete. Partial loss of vision may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. However, underlying conditions may be responsible for the sudden loss of vision needing medical attention.

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I had a cornea suture after a corneal laceration and lost my vision due to a traumatic cataract. Do I need a cornea transplant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a corneal laceration from 4 to 6 o clock. Last year after the cornea suture I still did not gain vision due to a traumatic cataract. I had traumatic cataract surgery last year and still, my sight has not improved. Still regarded as legally blind in one eye. My doctor said ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is clear that before the cataract operation, we cannot define the sight (visual acuity) but after days of operation did you see something better, then after the YAG laser, you saw something better or not always the same vision. Is there any whiteness on the cornea...  Read Full »

I have eye problems consisting of black, transparent, and colored flickering dots around my vision. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have eye problems consisting of black, transparent, and colored flickering dots around my vision. An ophthalmologist has ruled out some issues within my actual eye, so I would like to know if my condition is neurological and if it is treatable or not. Please help me.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.There is a jelly-like substance in the eye called vitreous, and as age progresses, it starts to liquefy, and you start seeing floaters, or it also happens in high myopics. You should go to an ophthalmologist immediately if there is an increase i...  Read Full »

My mother suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure which required laser surgery. Will the surgery cause loss of her eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor, I need a quick answer about a very serious matter. According to the doctors, my mother ended up at the emergency room this morning because she suffered from an acute episode of high eye pressure. At the hospital, they ran some tests and concluded that she would need laser surgery be...  Read Full »

Dr. Satish Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treating doctor has suggested the correct, standard, and safest treatment for acute congestive glaucoma in her affected eye and preventive treatment for the other eye. The YAG laser creates an additional channel for fluid drainage from within the eye to control i...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for sudden loss of eyesight?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 58 years old, one day suddenly in sunlight he lost one eyesight. When we went to the doctor he said that due to some reason, some blood came behind his eye. That is why he is not able to see from that eye. Now, one and a half years have passed, and we continue using the ey...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have studied the old records (attachment removed to protect patient identity). His condition is described as old CRVO (central retinal vein occlusion). There is bleeding inside the retina which has almost resolved. He has also recovered around 30 to 40 % of his vis...  Read Full »

My aunt underwent glaucoma surgery two days back and lost her vision this morning. What could be the reason for a sudden vision loss?

Query: Hello doctor,My aunt underwent glaucoma surgery two days back, and the next day, the doctor confirmed everything was normal, and she was fine till yesterday. Today morning when she woke up, there was no vision. We rushed to the doctor; he did a few scans and said there was no internal bleeding or pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. This blindness could be due to many reasons, like a disease of the optic nerve or visual pathway in the brain. Sudden loss is also seen in end-stage glaucoma patients after surgery, which is known as a wipe-out pheno...  Read Full »

My father had a sudden loss of sight due to glaucoma. Will his eyesight recover?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a sudden loss of sight due to glaucoma, despite taking the prescribed eye drops. Now he is blind by one eye and can barely see with the other. The doctors gave him a new eye drop and a tablet to reduce eye pressure and instructed a follow-up for a re-examination in three ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Glaucoma is a sight-threatening condition that causes irreversible loss of sight. The chances of visual recovery are significantly less as he has already lost sight. Kindly share his medical record so that we can discuss it in detail. I ...  Read Full »

What can be done for loss of vision in the right eye?

Query: Hello doctor, My right eye had lost its vision capacity and now left is losing. I have consulted a doctor and he advised me that I have almost lost my right eye and now I have to take three injections for three months, each injection in each month. Please advise me what can be done further.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, according to reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your right eye is suffering from a macular scar which according to current treatment modalities is now mostly untreatable. For left, which is also suffering from similar disease but the differen...  Read Full »

What does my CT scan suggest about vision loss in my left eye and optic nerve atrophy?

Query: Hello doctor,I noticed vision loss in my left eye a month ago. The doctor said that my optic nerve has got damaged. I also have a headache and dizziness due to this problem. My opthalmologist also says there is severe atrophy of the optic nerve. I got some CT scans done to determine if anything was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are doing well. At the outset, I want to tell you that MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is the imaging modality of choice for evaluating the optic nerves and the visual pathway. However, I have been provided with only CT (computed tomography) images (attach...  Read Full »

Can one be color blind if one has 20/20 vision?

Query: Hello doctor, Can one be color blind if one has 20/20 vision?  Read Full »

Dr. Magalage Thilanka Kashyapa Perera

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, to your knowledge color blindness and color deficiency are two different things. You gain color vision due to cone cells in your retina. True color blinds see only black and white. They have no cones or only blue cones. This is rare, and they do not have 20/20 ...  Read Full »

My left eye was damaged in an accident 17 years ago. Can anything be done now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. My left eye was damaged in an accident when I was 7 years old. Can any procedure possibly be done now? I did not go for any check-up previously.  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a phthisical eye. For cosmetic reasons, you can go for an artificial prosthetic eye. If the vision is lost, nothing can be done now. Send high-quality pictures of your eyes for b...  Read Full »

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