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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cataracts even if I keep my eyes closed while tanning my face?

Is it possible to get cataracts even if I keep my eyes closed while tanning my face?

Cataracts: There are many causes of cataracts besides uv exposure from a tanning bed-- sunlight, smoking, aging, certain medications, and heredity are all factors. So yes, you can still get cataracts even if you close your eyes during tanning sessions. Also, I am not certain that eyelids will block 100% of the uv radiation from a tanning bed. ...Read more

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It seems whenever I have eyes dilated, i can see such detail (freckles on son's face). Could this be cataracts?

It seems whenever I have eyes dilated, i can see such detail (freckles on son's face). Could this be cataracts?

Possibly: Some cataracts are centrally located and when the pupil is dilated, the clearer outer margin will create and image that is better. Corneal conditions can also do this. Why were your eyes dilated? During that examination the eye doctor who was treating you should have commented upon cataracts or other features. Maybe you should give him a call? ...Read more

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I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

I am myopic i practice plus lens therapy and I have seen improvements in my vision, can it cause imbalancement in eyes or cataract or something?

Does not damage eye: Using plus lens therapy will not cause physical damage to the eye such as cataract. It could cause alignment problems at near, because normally the focusing of the eye at near is tied in with the in-turning of the eyes needed for viewing a close object. Plus lenses eliminate the need to focus, so the eyes might not turn-in adequately, and thus may cause eye strain symptoms or double vision. ...Read more

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Are class 1 led products dangerous? Can they cause cataracts or damage your eyes?

Are class 1 led products dangerous? Can they cause cataracts or damage your eyes?

Not dangerous: Class 1 led products are defined as being "safe under all conditions of normal use", and the vast majority of led's fall into this category. However, it is also recommended not stare at the led or shine the led into your eyes or those of another person. Class 1 led products should also not be used by children without adult supervision. Led's should have no risk of causing cataract. ...Read more

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How fast can cataracts develop in the eye due to eye injury?

How fast can cataracts develop in the eye due to eye injury?

Variable: With severe trauma, a cataract can develop almost overnight or over one week. Other times, trauma can take years to cause cataracts (or even a certain type of glaucoma). ...Read more

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Do cataracts cause pain in eyes and headaches?

Usually not: Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but they are generally painless and rarely cause headaches. Severe cataract can occasionally lead to elevated pressure in the eye and pain, as well as significantly diminished vision. Headaches may arise from straining to see through the cataracts, but it is not common. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more