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in what are the ways can i do to protect my vision if i have cataract?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several: Quality sunglasses that will block uv-a and uv-b rays, stop smoking (if you smoke) and ocuvite (or equivalent) vitamins. Be wary of cheap sunglasses as they do not block the uv rays as effectively, yet the tint will dilate your pupils allowing more uv rays to enter your eyes.

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What can I do to protect my child if there is a pandemic or public warning about the flu?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Wash hands: First of all - be sure that your child (as long as he is 6 months of age or older), as well as the rest of the family is vaccinated against influenza yearly. Then, wash hands, wash hands, wash hands. You can wash with soap and water or use a hand cleanser. Other ways to avoid infection include not sharing foods or drinks.
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What are the best ways to protect my baby's soft spots?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Normally...: Normally they don't need protecting. They can't damage them with their own movements, you won't damage them with normal gentle handling, and most people don't need to be reminded not to drop a child on his head, or to strike a child's head hard enough to do any harm. People do need to be reminded not to shake a baby, since it does happen quite a bit, with serious consequences.
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What is cortical vision impairment (cvi)?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pbm in brain not eye: The term cortical vision impairment implys that there is a problem with the brain cortex (outer cell layer) that interprets the imput of the eye and visual nerve inputs.This is similar to having a good video camera, cables and system but the no screen to display the input in a way you can understand it.
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Vision due to old age?

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Dr. John Weeks
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Presbyopia: Most people have trouble focussing closely as they get older. Changes in vision from cataracts and/or macular degeneration are also very common. Any sudden change in vision should be evaluated promptly since all of the above occur gradually.
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Could a tonsillectomy have caused my vision/hearing problems?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Complications: Hearing problems can be associated with adenotonsillectomy. Infection can set in causing matoiditis or periostis. Perforated tm can happen or irritation to the facial or auditory nerve. Visual problems this practitioner is not familiar with.

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