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Question: elderly father eye exam ok, but says he cant see


 kmcdfuller - Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:06 pm

My father is 84 and has had his eyes checked several times and glasses replaced. The eye doctor says there is nothing unusual and his eyes are ok. He wears his glasses and complains that he can't read and he can't see his food on his plate to eat. He is constantly spilling things on himself. We are wondering if it could be something neurological. Could his eyes test Ok and he still not be able to see clearly with glasses on with a script that is correct ? He has had cataracts removed a couple of years ago and that went well. As far as health problems, he has had severe bronchiectasis since he was a child with several surgeries and he has been anemic lately. His mind is still clear. He walks with a walker and does seem to run into things a lot, but that may just be from weakness. Any thoughts or ideas would be helpful.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:06 pm

User avatar Hello,There is a condition called cortical blindness which is due to visual brain cortex damage which can be partial.The eye examination is perfectly normal or corrected but still the individual is unable to see.

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