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leading cause of blindness in elderly

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Herediary loss: Of vision has many causes. One common cause is macular degeneration, which many think is at least partially inherited. One more unusual cause is ret ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The most common in this category is one of the family of diseases that cause retinal degeneration termed retinitis pigmentosa. There are also some co ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Gradin
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: She might if it isn't treated properly, or treated is delayed to long.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
36 years experience Wound care
Doubt so: See a opthamologist and get appropriate treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Burress
9 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventa ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Blind: Less than 1% go blind and less than 10% have significant visual field loss.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: This is an "old wives tale" which comes up from time to time. There is no relationship between mastubation and eye sight level.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Masturbation-blind: No. This is a myth that many young people believe is true. Masturbation is normal and does not cause any risk to health.
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A 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Any loss of vision: should be investigated as the cost of low vision societally is huge. However, in many socialized medicine countries, the older the patient, the less p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You are asking if contact wear can increase the power needs of the eye. They do not have this effect. You can wear them without this concern.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
See an eye doctor: You need to see an ophthalmologist promptly.

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