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What could cause deterioration of vision while reading without magnifying glasses?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Oct 2018
Question: My vision in both eyes has deteriorated over a few months. It is like looking through a light fog. My whole field of vision is affected. When reading the type is not solid black. I can use a computer because the contrast is high. And I can read using a magnifying glass that is illuminated. I do not have diabetes or danger thereof.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

This might be caused by age related macular degeneration!

Detailed Answer:

Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I have reviewed this information fully. Age related macular degeneration seems to fit your symptoms well.

I will recommend that you bring this to the attention of your doctor for testing and management.

The symptoms and your age really make this the number one cause that must be evaluated properly.

Requiring magnifying glasses wouldn’t fit well with the brain being unable to process images well. The brain interprets only and capturing the images is done at the level of the eye and not the brain.

Let me know what comes out of this evaluation when you next meet with your ophthalmologist.

Hope I have answered your query.

I wish you well. Keep me updated.

Regards,
Dr. Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician
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What could cause deterioration of vision while reading without magnifying glasses?

Brief Answer: This might be caused by age related macular degeneration! Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks so much for this query. I have reviewed this information fully. Age related macular degeneration seems to fit your symptoms well. I will recommend that you bring this to the attention of your doctor for testing and management. The symptoms and your age really make this the number one cause that must be evaluated properly. Requiring magnifying glasses wouldn’t fit well with the brain being unable to process images well. The brain interprets only and capturing the images is done at the level of the eye and not the brain. Let me know what comes out of this evaluation when you next meet with your ophthalmologist. Hope I have answered your query. I wish you well. Keep me updated. Regards, Dr. Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician