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What does it mean if my vision gets worse?

A decline in vision “should dictate a referral to an eye-care professional,” says Colin McCannel, M.D., a retina specialist and medical director of the Jules Stein Eye Center, Santa Monica. “If it’s a gradual decline, it is less urgent but still warrants an evaluation. If it’s a more rapid change, it is frequently something serious that needs immediate attention.”

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