Ophthalmology & Optometry/Vision problems

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I have been losing my sight in my right eye at night.  I have the peripheral vision but it is completely black in the middle.  Lately I have been having issues when I try to move my eyes to the left to see things and focus, I get a strange sensation in my head and a very weird sense.  I have to immediately pull my eyes back to the other direction to lose this sensation.  I have had two episodes of waking in the morning thinking I have had a seizure due to certain things that have happened.  I thought at first this was due to having a half a glass of wine, but has happened sense with no wine involved.  Sometimes in order to get rid of the sensation i must take my glasses of to see.  this way I lose focus.  My vision is bad, have had bifocals for years now and I am only 44.  I have not had any head trauma for years, since a car accident in 05, but that was a mild head injury.  Started having migraines several years ago and I just treat them as they come up now.  I am beginning to be scared about this weird sensation.

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From the symptoms you describe, you may be having an ocular migraine, carotid insufficiency,   Central scotoma, a(blind spot), partial blockage of a major vessel, excessive use of caffeine, alcohol, cheeses, tobacco etc.  you're better off seeing  a neurologist to rule out this conditions as a possible cause of your symptoms    Good luck.     Dr Ken

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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