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What Causes Low Vision?

While commonly associated with seniors over the age of 60, low vision can also affect children and adults of all ages. Certain birth defects or medical conditions – regardless of age – can cause low vision and negatively impact one’s quality of life. Dr. Larry M. Chism can help patients from all over Texas with the following low vision conditions to engage in the activities they enjoy, such as reading, writing, watching films, and diving, among others.

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    Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss today, and it is mostly age-related. A low vision optometrist will provide you with tools and devices that help you optimize your vision and carry out many more tasks than you thought possible.
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    Choroideremia is a rare genetic condition that causes the gradual loss of peripheral and central vision. Fortunately, a low vision optometrist can help patients with choroideremia to live full, independent lives.
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    If you have Histoplasmosis Retinopathy, it may cause a gradual loss of vision. Let us help optimize your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    If you've been diagnosed with Best Disease, a genetic disorder affecting central vision, there are many ways to help you remain independent and keep doing the things you enjoy.
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    Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve due to a buildup of pressure in the eye. Known as the “sneak thief of vision,” this condition will cause a loss of the peripheral vision.
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    Albinism causes the central part of the retina, called the macula, to develop improperly. Albinism makes the retina pale, reducing central vision.
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    This condition is caused by a complication that happens from diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is considered the leading cause of blindness in the world.
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    If you or a loved one suffers from Optic Atrophy, it may cause vision loss. Let us help maximize your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    If you have a Macular Hole, it may cause a gradual loss of central vision. We can help maximize your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    If you or your child has Nystagmus, it may cause a loss of visual acuity. We can help maximize your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), also known as "visual hallucinations", is a common condition in those low vision. Fortunately, these hallucinations are unrelated to psychiatric hallucinations and are strictly caused by vision impairment.
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