Patient discussion about sight

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Q. What age does eye sight stabilizes?

I was just wondering at what age does your eye sight usually level off and stop getting worse? Any ideas much appreciated!
A1It will stabilize in a few years-age of 26-27.That is the average age people perform lasik surgery.
It is also the age the eye is fully grown.
Don't worry it will not get much worse maybe about -0,75.
Take care
A2Problems of refraction (the optics of the eye that enables us to see sharp image of the world), which are the main cause for eyesight problems in young healthy people usually stabilize around mid-20s, although the eyeball size (which cause the problems in refractoriness) may increase until age 30 (I have a friend that started wearing glasses when he was 29!).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/refractiveerrors.html

Q. What can you do to make your eye sight better?

My eye sight isn’t that great. Is there anyway to improve it, like eating certain foods or drinking certain drinks?
A1There is something called the Bates Method. It is a combination of relaxation and exercises with the eyes. Depending on the problems you have with your eyes it may help. Do an internet search on Bates Method and you will get some info on it and a couple years ago I actually found a place I downloaded a description of some of the exercises.
A2There is really nothing you can do to stop changes happening as you grow.
It is genetic....
Watch all the TV you want...that makes no difference, and carrots make no difference either.
You would think people would be over that silly carrot myth my 2008.
There are no magic solutions to make your eyesight better...if there was anything that worked, why would millions be stuck with glasses and contacts.
A3Eye sight is bound to suffer as we get older, but eye health can be improved and maintained. There is some good info here:
http://www.cncahealth.com/health-notes.htm?org=cnca&ContentID=1234007

You can get many of the supplements suggested there at http://www.CNCAhealth.com and at many other sites as well.

Be well!

Q. My vision is blurry and I see zigzag lines, what is it from?

Every now and again, usually after sitting a few hours in front of the computer or not sleeping enough at night, I start getting blurry vision. I see zigzag lines in front of my eyes and it can take sometimes an hour to go away. What is this from?
A1It sounds like you have a migraine. A migraine that comes with blurry vision and zigzags (an aura) is called a classic migraine. The aura of migraine typically lasts from 20 minutes to an hour. Some patients have prolonged aura symptoms that can last hours to days. The aura also typically ends before the headache itself begins. When migraine aura symptoms are prolonged or last into or through the headache phase these types of migraine are commonly referred to as complicated migraines.
A2The blurry vision and zigzag lines sound like an 'aura'. An aura is the perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache. It also occurs to some people with epilepsy before a seizure. An aura sensation can include: Visual Changes: bright lights, zigzag lines, distortions in the size or shape of object.
Auditory changes: hearing voices or sounds that don't exist, modification of voices or sounds in the environment.
Strange smells, anxiety or fear, nausea, weakness, unsteadiness and more.

Q. Can I ever get my normal eye sight back?

I've been wearing glasses since I was about 6 or 7 years old and I'm really sick of it. I don't want contacts and I don't trust laser eye surgery. Is there a natural resource such as a food that I can eat regularly that will give me my old, none blurry, eye sight back?
A1I've been wearing glasses since I was 6. So far, I haven't heard of any permanent solutions other than lasik. I've tried contacts, but after a while they start irritating my eyes, no matter how advanced they are. They have come up with a procedure that implants a synthetic corrective lens in your eye, pretty expensive procedure at this point.
A2Unfortunately, it seems that it isn't possible. The reason to your blurred vision is probably due to a mismatch between the size of your eyeball and the lens that focus the light in the eye. It is determined by many factors, and food doesn't seem to influence these things. The current options are what you already stated - so maybe you'd like to learn more about them and reconsider your opinion.

Anyway, I haven't examined you so all I've written was merely a general advice - you may want to consult an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) in order to explore your options.

You may want to read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001023.htm
Take care,

Q. what is the cause for double vision

ADouble vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003029.htm

Q. How can diabetes effect the eye sight? Does it or the medication taken for diabetes correct eye sight?

A friend have been wearing glasses for 12 years after being hospitalized for 5 days and given insulin and released his eye sight became blurring while wearing his glass the third day he was home. When he took his glasses off he saw clearly.
A1Diabetes can affect your eyesight and if your friend was recently put on meds for diabetes the meds can affect your vision temporarily. I would wait a few days and their vision should be back to normal in about a week or so if not then he they need to make an appointment with his eye doctor. Also diabetics should have their vision check every 6 months.
A2what he has is probably Diabetic Retinopathy. which (for all i know) is not revisable...so it's weird. here is info about it:

http://diabetes.webmd.com/diabetes-complications-7/diabetic-retinopathy

Q. why do i diabetic people have an hard time to walk and with their eye sight ?

ALong time diabetes causes complications that affect both the nervous system and the retina of the eye (among other complications). Therefore, people with diabetes might experience difficulties walking due to decreased sensation in their distal nerve ending (such as in the feet), or develope wounds and not even pay attention to them. Also, the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye is affected and people can develope severe retinopathy which damages sight.
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