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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)

Occurs whent here 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). Can be worsened 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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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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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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After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

After cataract surgery saw straight line glow from lights in car console, at night, dark. Surg eye only. Concern? Line same angle even moved head.

Glare, glow after CS: It is common to notice some "glow/lights" after cataract surgery. Most common cause of glare/your symptoms after Cataract Surgery: residual inflammation, cornea healing, capsule haze, glare from implant. See your eyeMD who will be able to determine cause, prognosis, treatment. more info: eyedoc2020.Blogspot.com ...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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Why do cataracts cause your eyes to look cloudy?

Why do cataracts cause your eyes to look cloudy?

White cataracts: Very mature cataracts can cause the pupils to become white appearing. ...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?

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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Can strong ceiling lights cause cataract to an infant if her eyes were exposed to such strong lights excessively for 2 years? When my daughter was two, her pediatric noticed she had a cataract in the left eye. Further exam at the ophthalmologist confirmed

Can strong ceiling lights cause cataract to an infant if her eyes were exposed to such strong lights excessively for 2 years? When my daughter was two, her pediatric noticed she had a cataract in the left eye. Further exam at the ophthalmologist confirmed

No : Light has been shown to be toxic to the retina in premise. Uv lights can cause cataracts but seen with years of exposure. Your child probably has a posterior polar cataract. These types of cataract usually don't affect the vision significantly. ...Read more

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My mom-cataract surgery done on both eyes around 6-7 years back.. Is being advised laser capsulotomy 4 left eye, does this cause retina thinning?

Laser capsulotomy: Is a common procedure that may be needed weeks, months or years after cataract surgery. A laser is used to open the original lens capsule that is left in position to support the intraocular lens which is inserted at the time of the original surgery. This laser procedure is very safe and will not cause retinal thinning. ...Read more

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If its not a cataract, what else can cause blurred vision in the eye?

If its not a cataract, what else can cause blurred vision in the eye?

Many causes: You will need a complete eye exam to determine this. Causes include a simple need for glasses, corneal problems including dry eye, cataract, retinal problems, and more. ...Read more

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30 yr old male, subluxated lens in 1 eye, caused by trauma occurred 28 yrs ago. Lens have cataract. Can sight be restored & what is cost of surgery?

Further evaluation: The vision can be restored after trauma, but a complete examination is needed to determine realistic expectations. If the retina or optic nerve has been damaged, visual recovery may be limited. Since your injury happened at age 2, amblyopia (lazy eye) will probably limit the useful vision in the eye. The surgery for subluxed cataract surgery is difficult but should be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Multiple factors: The adult form of these are mostly age-related. But things like genetics, environmental factors, overall health and diet, smoking, can make these worse. ...Read more

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Can untreated biotin deficiency cause a reversible cataract like clouding of the eye lenses?

Biotin Deficiency: Biotin Def is very very rare condition and it usually happens in people with malabsorption syndromes like Crohn's dx, people who get IV nutrition, on Antibiotics for long period of time. Biotin is a coenzyme for Vitamin B group and Vit B group help burning carbohydrate in our body, lack of biotin can cause hair loss, skin and nail problem and peripheral neuropathy but no Cataract. ...Read more

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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