• Teenager with peripheral vision loss


    Question:

    My 14-year-old granddaughter is experiencing some vision problems. She can see fine straight on, but has blurring at the sides. When she looks at pictures, up to half on the side is gone. Any thoughts on what might be the cause?


    Answer:

    What you have described suggests that your granddaughter may have a problem with her peripheral vision. If the loss of vision on one side occurs in both eyes, the problem is most likely neurological. If it involves just one eye, the problem is most likely ocular. If the problem is solely an ocular one, it may represent a retinal disorder, glaucoma or optic nerve disorder. In either case, a timely visit to your ophthalmologist is needed.


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