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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. Colleen Mulhall can help patients from all over Manitoba 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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    If you or your child has Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy, it may cause vision loss. We can help optimize your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    This eye disease affects the macula of the eye, which in healthy eyes, acts as a passageway as light passes through it on the way to the brain.
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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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    If you or your child has Achromatopsia, it may cause low vision. We can give you or your child the tools to strengthen their visual acuity and reduce symptoms.
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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.
  • Histoplasmosis Retinopathy and Low Vision Thumbnail.jpg
    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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    Everything you need to know about cataracts, how it causes vision loss, and how we can enhance your remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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    Everything you need to know about Stargardt Disease, how it causes vision loss, and how we can enhance your child’s 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 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 your child has Pathological Myopia, it may cause a gradual loss of vision. We can help maximize your child’s remaining vision for a high quality of life.
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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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    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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    Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic eye disease that causes cells in the retina to break down, reducing the patient’s ability to see clearly. Fortunately, there is hope for RP patients to regain independence with the help of a low-vision optometrist.
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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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    Stroke-Hemianopsia occurs when the brain is damaged due to a stroke, brain injury, or tumor, vision is often affected. Stroke often causes Hemianopsia, which is decreased or total visual field loss in half of your field of 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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    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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