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seem to be able to see the whole picture, i have sight on the side

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hello, i will try to describe what i have. i do not seem to be able to see the whole picture, i have sight on the side but it seems not to register. also glare bothers me, but i seem to need more light . i am in the process of getting used to new glasses. this began when i had an ishemic stroke back in 2010. i also have diabetes but controled. some days it is better than others. what might be happening. i was told i had a slight cataract in my left eye. this is very disturbing as i cant seem to gain focus real well

thank you
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

does this get better if you close one eye?

Customer:

yes somewhat

Dr. Rick :

Have you been examined by an ophthalmologist since the symptoms started?

Customer:

no, just the other type eye doctor

Dr. Rick :

It is possible that the stroke affected your visual field, causing what is called a hemianopsia (if I spelled that correctly :)

Customer:

is that progressive or can it be corrected

Dr. Rick :

then I suggest you see an ophthalmologist. This really is beyond the ability of an optometrist to work out.

Dr. Rick :

It usually is static and does not get better.......or worse.

Customer:

i had perfect vision before the stroke

Dr. Rick :

Ya, that can happen

Customer:

they get real dry also,

Dr. Rick :

I'd use natural tears for that. Your ophthalmologist could also prescribe a drop called restasis that can help with increasing your tear production.

Customer:

i have a hard time describing it , because i dont understand it

Customer:

the glasses helped , i was blurry before

Dr. Rick :

you did a pretty good job. See an ophthalmologist for full exam when you have a chance to see if anything other then glasses can be used to improve things for you.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense toyou?

Customer:

yes, i dont want to lose more if i can help it

Dr. Rick :

From what you have told me I don't think you will but, have I mentioned that you should see an ophthalmologist? ;o) lol!

Customer:

i will do that. gives me a headache to

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Rick :

Ok......

Dr. Rick :

my pleasure.

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