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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. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Will someone with blindness due to injury also have eye discoloration?

Will someone with blindness due to injury also have eye discoloration?

Eye injury: Yes, possibly depending on the nature of the eye injury. Eyes that don't see and function may shrink, may become calcified, may turn painful, and some times , may need to be removed. Also, the pupil may lose it's normally black appearance and turn white from a dense cataract. The iris may also turn different color if damaged. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...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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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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How can a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

How can  a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

Rarely: Trauma cause cause iris damage including a change in color but this is uncommon. ...Read more

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Can eye injury cause sties?

Can eye injury cause sties?

Unlikely: I believe you mean "styes"? These inflammatory lesions originate from oil glands on the margin of lids called meibomian glands. Rarely, scarring of the lids may disturb the lipid flow and lead to styes. Blepharitis is the most common cause of styes. ...Read more

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Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

In general, no.: Although the puffiness can result in blurry vision initially. Several infections can however cause scarring and vision issues these include herpes simplex kertaoconjunctivitis as well as trachoma, a chronic chlamydial infection of the conjunctiva. ...Read more

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How likely to develop glaucoma after eye injury?

How likely to develop glaucoma after eye injury?

Increases over time: The link between blunt trauma recession of the anterior chamber angle and secondary glaucoma was established by wolff and zimmerman in 1962. The risk is 3-4% in the first year and 10% later on. Other eye trauma features associated with increased risk are hyphema (blood in the anterior chamber), excess pigment clogging the trabecular meshwork, elevated baseline eye pressure, and lens displacement. ...Read more

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Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Rarely: Scleral buckles are used to fix a retinal detachment. Rarely, it can limit the blood supply to the front of the eye and cause problems. It usually does not cause any issues. ...Read more

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Can green laser pointers cause permanent eye damage?

Can green laser pointers cause permanent eye damage?

YES: Any laser can cause damage to the eye. It depends on the aim, the power and the wavelength of the laser light. Never look into a laser pointer or fool around with pointing a laser pointer at another person or animal. ...Read more

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How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

Rare: Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae. They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...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