Central Vision Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Central Vision Loss: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

What Is Central Vision Loss?

Central vision is the field of view in the center of your vision as you look straight ahead. It is different from peripheral vision, which is what you see to the left and right as you look straight ahead.

Central vision loss refers to either the sudden or gradual loss of central vision. It involves losing the details in a person’s vision and instead of seeing one or more dark or blurry spots in their field of vision. These spots may grow in size or multiply over time.

Central vision loss can be devastating because it may be much harder to do everyday activities, such as reading a book, driving a car, or even recognizing faces. The loss of central vision is usually the result of damage to the eye, either from an injury or from a disease.

Causes of Central Vision Loss

The loss of central vision can be caused by a lot of reasons such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, and so on.

Central vision loss often happens because there is an interruption in this process, usually due to damage to the macula, which is at the center of the retina. Central vision loss can be the result of an injury or other health conditions.

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Symptoms of Central Vision Loss

There are some symptoms of central vision loss. Central vision loss often starts with a single small dark spot in the center of one’s vision that enlarges over time. Other symptoms can include the following:

  • Vision appearing wavy or distorted.
  • One or more blank spots in the field of vision.
  • Greying, dulling or bleaching of colors perceived in vision.

So, do you know how to treat central vision loss? If not, keep on your reading and you will find some useful solutions.

How to Treat Central Vision Loss?

In this section, we will show you how to treat central vision loss. The treatment for central vision loss can vary and often depends on the causes. So, we will list some treatments.

If the central vision loss is caused by age-related macular degeneration, it can be treated by injecting a medication into the eye impacted by the AMD, called anti-VEGF. This medication stops the blood vessels from growing and slows down the loss of vision.

If the central vision is caused by macular edema, it can be treated by injecting steroids into the impacted eye to reduce inflammation.

If the loss of central vision is caused by retinopathy, it can be treated by better managing blood - sugar levels.

However, different causes of loss of central vision can be caused in different ways. And you can also have an eye surgery to cure central vision loss. Generally speaking, treatments will depend on the reason for the central vision loss and may require multiple strategies. You can ask the eye doctor for some suggestions.

To sum up, this post from Koalaeye Optical has shown what central vision loss is and how to treat it. If you have any different ideas for central vision loss, you can share them in the comment zone. If you have any problems with glasses, please contact us via the email service@koalaeye.com and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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