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What abuse drugs can lead to blindness

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not directly: Drugs of abuse in their pure form cannot disturb the vision except for the psychedelic effects causing visual hallucinations. You can lose vision by ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Powders & Potions: Wood alcohol (methanol) can contaminate moonshine whiskey and lead to rapid, permanent vision loss. Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia is a vitamin deficiency ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Injectable: Impure injectable drugs can block arteries in the retina and cause blindness. Heroin and methamphetamines can be mixed with talc and starches that ca ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Many reasons: The explanation that a psychiatrist gave me makes the most sense and fits with what i've seen. Recreational drug abusers are seeking friendship, an ac ... Read More
Dr. Jason Berman
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Another reason: I agree with the first answer. Another reason is that people are using substances to cover up deep and unconscious negative emotions perceived as tabo ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
You have a need for: Support in fighting a substance abuse disorder - staying sober/straight. Many have a hard time fighting addiction - many even must try a few different ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Bipolar disorder: Consider the posibility if having bipolar disorder. Substance abuse is very common in patients with bpd. Good news is that we have interventions which ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
ADD and Illicit Drug: In general very likely. Many people with true add find they do not need to self medicate. (btw hello to you in idaho...My whole family comes from yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
16 years experience Psychiatry
No: Like anything else, it depends on multiple factors. "abusing drugs, " in this context, implies a "drug problem." drug use, in and of itself, is not a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: In more than 30 years of dealing with adolescents, I have never met a drug user that didn't also smoke cigarettes or use tobacco.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes, but I don't : know if it's sold in your country. A stimulant overdose can cause your blood pressure & pulse to increase & may cause a heart attack, stroke ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please consider: speaking to a therapist. You can learn healthier ways to express your anger before it explodes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
A few: Steroids, plaquinil, amiodarone. Those are the most common.
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Dr. Jeffrey Buch
41 years experience Urology
Cigarettes: The best data appears to be that cigarette smoke decreases sperm count and quality somewhat in men with known varicoceles (varicoces veins of the test ... Read More
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