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Question:
Can tunnel vision be corrected? Is there a way to recover lost peripheral vision?

Answer:
Tunnel vision can be caused by a variety of conditions such as glaucoma or retinal degenerative diseases. Unfortunately, the peripheral vision loss in these disorders is permanent with today’s technology and understanding of these diseases. However, despite loss of peripheral vision, many individuals can function very well. In some instances the use of visual aids and appropriate visual rehabilitation can be beneficial. I urge you to discuss these issues with your Eye M.D. and seek appropriate support from a visual rehabilitation specialist.

Answered by: Louis B. Cantor, MDDr. Louis B. Cantor

Categories: General Eye Health

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