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Jill M. Mogil, O.D.
Clinical Director

What Causes Low Vision?

While commonly associated with seniors over the age of 60, low vision also affects children and adults of all ages. Certain birth defects or medical conditions – regardless of age – can cause low vision and negatively impact the quality of life. Our low vision doctor is here to help patients from all over Missouri with the following low vision diseases, begin to do tasks they want to do again such as read, write, make out faces, and drive.

  • Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of visual loss in the US of people over 60, macular degeneration is a partial or complete loss of central vision while peripheral vision remains intact. The most sensitive part of the back of the eye, known as the macula, becomes damaged. Patients will tell us of difficulty seeing faces, focusing, and doing daily tasks such as driving, reading, or watching TV.
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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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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • How Stargardt Disease Cause Low Vision and How We Can Help Thumbnail 1.jpg
    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 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.
  • Achromatopsia 2 Thumbnail.jpg
    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy Thumbnail.jpg
    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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