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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Long list: Blindness can be legal (20/200 or less) or absolute (cannot see light even). Eyes can inherit problems, get infected, traumatized and develop a host ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Depends: What is the cause? Was the eye sighted earlier in life and developed vision loss? Was the eye injured or infected? Did it have surgery? Is there s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Blindness: If an eye can not perceive light, then there is usually nothing that can be done to help. If the eye can see light or movement, then there may be som... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
Dr. James Cummingsanswered
Neonatology 40 years experience
No: In general, neurologic injury that persists following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is permanent, although some degree of improvement may occur depe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
If so =>Nobel prize: There are far too many causes for blindness to have a straightforward answer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
51 years experience
Blindness: Almost any disease or its treatment can lead to blindness. This is in addition to heredity, trauma, environmental exposure etc. Ophthalmologists eith... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Highly variable: Interesting question. Blindness can range from "legally blind", 20/200 or less on the eye chart in both eyes, in which many people cope well for usual... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: There are many causes of blindness and most are not curable.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes.: There are many medical conditions that can cause temporary blindness. These can include blockage of the arteries in the eyes, or strokes in the area o... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Too many to list: There are too many causes to list for blindness. Most common causes are cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Search o... Read More
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