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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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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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Can the eye have a stroke? If so, what can happen to the vision?

Can the eye have a stroke?  If so, what can happen to the vision?

Yes: Such an event is the result of a retinal artery occlusion and the result is loss of vision in the effected eye. As in a brain stroke, time is of the essence as far as initiation of treatment is concerned. Even with early treatment, only 20-30% of cases will retain useful vision in the eye. ...Read more

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Can you a have eye laser corrective surgery if the eye doctor notice eye pressure in your eyes, and then say it can lead to glaucoma? Plus had sarcoid

Can you a have eye laser corrective surgery if the eye doctor notice eye pressure in your eyes, and then say it can lead to glaucoma? Plus had sarcoid

Depends: If your iop is too high for your eyes, this can definitely lead to irreversible vision loss. Your eye md should be evaluating you for glaucoma ; instituting treatment if characteristic optic nerve changes of glaucoma are present. Sarcoidosis often is initially treated with prednisone, which can elevate iop in susceptible people. I'd advise against lasik until your diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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In your experience can laser for asymptomatic retinal tear cause a permanent rise in eye pressure? How often have you seen this?

In your experience can laser for asymptomatic retinal tear cause a permanent rise in eye pressure? How often have you seen this?

Not usually: Laser for retinal tear repair does not usually affect the pressure of the eyes. If in the unlikely event that you develop significant inflammation from the surgery, pressure can go up, but it is rare, and can easily be controlled with eye drops ...Read more

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Can microaneurysms in the eye can be reversed or improved? Who can I talk to about this?

Can microaneurysms in the eye can be reversed or improved? Who can I talk to about this?

Control DM: The microaneurysms are part of diabetic retinopathy. They do not need treatment, per se. However you need to control your diabetes as good as you can to avoid advancement of the eye disease. ...Read more

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Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

Probably Not: I agree with Dr. Fishburn. Carotid massage or eye massage is no longer in vogue for treatment of PAT and other superventricular tachycardia. Pharmacological intervention is more controllable. Trying to induce an oculocardiac reflex is VERY unreliable. I do not think the short duration pulses of higher intraocular pressure would make untreated ocular hypertension advance to actual glaucoma. ...Read more

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Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?

Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?

Depends on damage. : Traumatic retinal hemorrhages can range from superficial to catastrophic. If there is too much damage to the retina or there is blood underneath the retina, the damage may be permanent. In that case, the vision may not come back. See your retinal specialist for more specific information. ...Read more

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Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Can an optometrist examine your eyes and tell if have had a stroke or some sort of head injury?

Certainly: The optometrist might find a specific pattern of vision loss, or might generally notice some interactional problems such as speech difficulties. But if there are acute issues such as trauma or abrupt changes, best place to evaluate, in this situation is the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?

Leber's HON: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is felt to be due to a defect in mitochondrial dna. If it occurs in one eye, it almost always eventually shows up in the other. Some genetic testing can be performed if the diagnosis is in doubt. ...Read more

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How to identify reddish and painful eyes are due to normal dry eyes problem or recent uveitis flare ( who had the history of uveitis)?

How to identify  reddish and painful eyes are due to normal dry eyes problem or  recent uveitis flare ( who had the history of uveitis)?

Uveitis vs dry eye: Uveitis = achy pain, severe light sensitivity, blurred vision, headache dry eye = irritation, less light sensitivity, foreign body sensation, milder blurred vision unless severe, less pain when in doubt, go see your eye doctor for an evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

Papilledema : If papilledema is not identified and treated promptly, vision loss can result. Work-up for papilledema could include an MRI scan of the brain and a spinal tap or other blood tests. ...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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Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Do anxiety disorders cause people to see streaks of light or things like that in their vision that is completely unrelated to retinal detachment?

Yes Ocular Migraine : Stress can cause migraine and flashes-scintillating schotomas- part of the ocular migraine symptoms. A typical ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine has no headache. Patients can have spasm of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms without headache. If it persists or interferes with her daily activities you should go to her primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Hit yourself in the eye with a hammer will that cause damage ?

Hit yourself in the eye with a hammer will that cause damage ?

Not good: It's never good to self inflict injury upon oneself. Also, it's always a good idea to wear protective eyewear while performing activities that may cause injuries to your eyes. Be smart! ...Read more

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What are some of the things a person with depression can get due to it. E.G. Headache, pain in eye, etc & to what extent false pain may be also felt?

What are some of the things a person with depression can get due to it. E.G. Headache, pain in eye, etc & to what extent false pain may be also felt?

Complete eval.: It is always a good idea to have a complete medical evaluation in addition to starting treatment for depression. This is especially true when there is headache, pain in eye etc. Treatment for depression may involve medication or psychotherapy or both. ...Read more

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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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Expert opinion please: could someone with injury caused blindness have eye discoloration?

Possibly: Sometimes, in response to injury, the cornea will become cloudy, which can give it a blue-grey appearance. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...Read more

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Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't wont to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Whether : Whether or not to have surgery is entirely your decision. You must determine with your surgeon, what your current level of vision is and how much your decreased vision is affecting your ability to live your life. You surgeon should be able to give you a run down on what potential your eye has of seeing better. A cornea transplant is a major surgery that requires many post-op visits and does carry with it some risk. So, you must weigh the benefits and the risks of going through this elective procedure. ...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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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Can you tell me how can occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Training: Occupational therapists are trained to teach skills in the job market for people with physical infirmities and functional problems. Those who have lost vision can still find many employment opportunities but may not be aware of the availability of jobs and certainly would need training to be eligible for those jobs. ...Read more

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Will I become blind for a eye nerve palsy due to diabetes?

Will I become blind for a eye nerve palsy due to diabetes?

Blind: If you have nerve palsy and have seen an eye doctor he/she should have explained this to you. If not please go back and get an explanation. Equally important - Do you have other complications from diabetes? Is your diabetes properly controlled? Stay in touch with your doctor or diabetes educator. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it possible to go blind in one eye?

I wanted to know is it possible to go blind in one eye?

One eye blindness: Yes it is - the reasons for blindness in one eye are many and may reflect a host of different issues. Its best to be seen by a neurologist for a complete exam so care may be guided for the problem at hand - blindness (or any other type of change in sight) which happens suddenly, needs to have an immediate evaluation - if this is the case, get to an er. ...Read more

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Help, i think I have sunburned eyes. Worried about temporary blindness!?

Help, i think I have sunburned eyes. Worried about temporary blindness!?

No: A sunburn should not cause blindness unless you are literally staring at the sun with your eyes open. If you really can't see now you need to be evaluated right away. ...Read more

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I got hairspray in my left eye. will that make me go blind?

I got hairspray in my left eye. will that make me go blind?

If you can see, no.: Have a shower and wash out the eye to get rid of any residua. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to why is the blind spot in the human eye necessary?

I'm curious as to why is the blind spot in the human eye necessary?

Optic nerve: Its not that its necessary, but its where you're optic nerve is located. Information from your retinal fibers have to go somewhere and although its not optimally located, your brain compensates well enough that you hardly notice. ...Read more

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