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Why do you lose peripheral vision?

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Peripheral vision is what you see out the side of your eyes. Most often, the loss of peripheral vision is a side effect of other medical conditions. Two of these, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa, are among the most common.

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 7, 2019

SOURCES:

Retina International: “Loss of Peripheral Vision.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Glaucoma Vision Stimulator,” “Can Tunnel Vision Be Corrected?” “Glaucoma Diagnosis,” “Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment,” “Temporary Peripheral Vision Loss with Headache.”

Foundation Fighting Blindness: “Retinitis Pigmentosa.”

Glaucoma Research Foundation: “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?” “What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?” “Are You At Risk for Glaucoma?”

American Optometric Association: “Glaucoma.”

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on November 7, 2019

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