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A 21-year-old member asked:

how can we protect our vision?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Eating right: Eating right is a great start! reporting any changes in our vision to our primary care physicians is another step in maintain healthy eyes.
Dr. Craig Koniver
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Colorful diet: A colorful diet (blues, purples, reds, oranges, greens, yellows) ensures that you are getting plenty of antioxidants. And antioxidants are the best way to maintain and optimize vision over time. You can also take a wide variety of nutritional supplements including astaxanthin, lutein, lipoic acid. Lastly drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate contain a lot of antioxidants so seek those out!

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How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
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Crawl!: Hit your hands and knees and look from the floor! infants have a view that you can't appreciate from 5+/- feet up. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl around. Look for sharp and rough areas. Look for what they could pull down or what they could bonk their noggins on. Look for electric - anything electric. Look for ways they can find trouble - 'cause guaranteed they will!
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Will smoking outside protect my baby from secondhand smoke?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
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No: Maybe to some degree, but the smoke and particles cling to a smoker and the smoker's clothing, and there's probably plenty of exposure that way. Besides, how many people who claim to "always smoke outside" really do so?
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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not).
Dr. Mark Pyfer
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Also if the eyes shake or oscillate rapidly, a condition called nystagmus
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If one or both of the pupils appear white instead of dark or if the cornea (Clear bubble over the colored part of the eye) appears cloudy
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A 44-year-old member asked:

One of my twins died. Do I have options to protect the surviving twin?

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Dr. Roy Bergstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Somewhat: When one twin dies in-utero there can be great shifts in the blood flow to the other fetus particularly if they share the same placenta. To make certain the remaining baby can hadle those shifts the baby is kept on the monitor, observed by ultrasound. If after a short time the baby looks stable then mom can go home with close follow up. As with any thing check with your provider.
A 22-year-old member asked:

If there is another outbreak of sars, how can I protect myself?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: Lead a healthy lifestyle - avoid anything that may compromise your immune system - smoking, excessive drinking, maintain good exercise routine and weight. If there is such an outbreak, you will need to exercise standard precautions - frequent handwashing, avoiding congested areas or those areas where incidence of it is high. Wearing a mask may not be a bad idea either.

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