Ophthalmology & Optometry/Central vision

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Hello Dr Berger. I'm 42 and have short sight. I paint miniature figures for a hobby - they're about 1.25 inches high. I find that after a short time painting I get disturbances in my central vision. It can best be described as being pixelated - like blurry but not dark. this effect can last for some time after I finish painting. It's almost like when you look at a bright light and the image stays for a while afterwards.
I got my eyes checked by an optician, with retinal photographs being taken, but everything appeared fine. He suggested it may be some sort of migraine. How do you think I should proceed - should I see an optometrist or a neurologist??

many thanks,
Roy

Answer
The Nearpoint strain of working on small detail like 1 inch figures, might be the trigger that is
Precipitating your apparent ocular migraine.  Before seeing a neurologist , trying getting prescription eyeglasses from your optometrist for all your close work . That should do
The trick.  Good luck

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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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