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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many: Eyes can be affected by degenerations that are inherited, by infections of various types, by vascular disease including diabetes, and by changes uniqu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mund
58 years experience in Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: Red eyes, usually conjunctiviis fro viral infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are some malignancies of the eyes which can lead to death if not treated. All other eye diseases may lead to blindness and may be associated wi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience in Internal Medicine
Treat Dry Eyes: Dry eyes left untreated can lead to complications and other eye diseases. Go see your doctor or eye doctor for evaluation and treatment
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal disease: Fuchs dystrophy is an inherited corneal disease that presents generally in people over 50 to 60 and affects both eyes. Women are slightly more affecte ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
Retinitis Pigmentosa: The only one i can think of right off is retinitis pigmentosa, and inherited degenerative disorder of the retina. There are probably other retinal di ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this sympto ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Several: If you have no vision or poor vision in one eye, then your true 3 d vision will be impaired. If one eye is crossed looking out or in, then 3 d vision ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
It rarely is: Graves' dz causes upper lid elevation, leading to the classic "graves dz stare." then if untreated, leads to protrusion of the eyeballs (which can cau ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Genetically inherited conditions are seen in children and may include cataract formation and "squints." squints are reactions to poor focus or cloudi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
See an : Ophthalmologist . May need eye patching to correct problem
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Morris
50 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually genetic: Such conditions as retinitis pigmentosa, leber's hereditary optic rophy, tay-sachs disease, albinism, and others. We do not yet have answers to thes ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye: Autoimmune disease affecting the eye include: Sjögren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. More info at creme ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 wors ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Dust?: Dust or another allergen could be introduced into one eye under unusual circumstances and cause symptoms in one eye. Make up introduced into one eye ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mund
58 years experience in Ophthalmology
Any age: All 3 may occur at any age from various causes, but macula degeneration and cataracts increase in frequency with advancing age.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on cause: These two words are basically the same. They mean you have inflammation inside the front of the eye affecting the iris and or ciliary body. They can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe. Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In sev ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Heterochromia: Prostaglandin analogues used to treat glaucoma have risk in changing eye color.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pink eye is a "cold": No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold. There can be temporar ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Side effect: Prostaglandin drops can potentially cause increased pigment (darkening around the eye).

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