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Vision Simulator

 

The following simulations are to show how some of the common eye diseases and conditions change over time.  This is only a simulation. Individual cases can present in different ways and no two are exactly alike. Only your eye MD - ophthalmologist can tell tell you if you have an eye disease and what will happen to your sight. If you are experiencing any of this symptoms, you should see an Eye MD - Ophthalmologist.

Cataract   Glaucoma
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision.   Glaucoma is an eye condition caused by too much pressure from fluid in the eye.
Vision Simulator: Vision Simulator:
Click Cataract Vision Simulator to see the possible progression of this eye condition.
  Click Glaucoma Simulator to see the possible progression of this eye condition.
 
Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with cataract.
  Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with glaucoma.
     
Peripheral Retinal Detachment   Macular Degeneration
Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the wall of the eye.   Age-related Macular Degeneration is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision.
Vision Simulator: Vision Simulator:
Click Peripheral Retinal Detachment Vision Simulator to see the possible progression of this eye condition.
 
 
Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with peripheral retinal detachment.
  Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with macular degeneration.
     
Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage   Diabetic Macular Edema
A vitreous hemorrhage occurs when blood vessels leak inside the eye, causing vision distortion and loss.   Diabetic macular edema (DME) occurs when fluid leaks into the center of the macula, causing it to swell and blurring vision.
Vision Simulator: Vision Simulator:

  Click Diabetic Macular Edema Vision Simulator to see the possible progression of this eye condition.
 
Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with diabetic vitreous hemorrhage.
  Mouse over image to look through
the eyes of a person with diabetic macular edema.
     
     Some pictures used in this page are courtesy of the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health