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Vision changes that occur gradually over time or that seem to come
and go are usually less serious than changes that occur suddenly and persist.
Sudden changes that happen in only one eye are usually the most serious. Any
sudden loss of vision lasting for more than a few seconds is a serious symptom
that requires emergency medical treatment.
Gradual vision changes may include:
These symptoms have a variety of causes, including:
Some of the common vision problems that occur in older adults
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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