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what disorder could cause blindness?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Blindness: Almost any disease or its treatment can lead to blindness. This is in addition to heredity, trauma, environmental exposure etc. Ophthalmologists either md or do specialize in these problems.

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Can contact lenses cause blindness?

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Yes: If you had a complication of contact lens wear such as a severe eye infection, then blindness is a rare possibility. Always follow your eye care provider's contact lens wear recommendations.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is blindness from hie reversible?

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Dr. James Cummings answered
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No: In general, neurologic injury that persists following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is permanent, although some degree of improvement may occur depending on the nature of the injury. Blindness associated with hie is not common, at least in newborns.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of blindness.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Vision loss: Bindness is a spectrum from loss of all light perception (total blindness), to varying degrees of loss meeting legal standards - vision lower than 20/200 or a visual field less than 10 degrees in extent. The causes vary - some are reversible, some treatable to prevent worsening, and some permanent. Your ophthalmologist should see you to evaluate your category and treat if possible.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Why do some people get blindness and others don't?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Luck: Blindness occurs sometimes at birth, in response to trauma, as a consequence of certain inherited conditions and due to illnesses like diabetes and glaucoma, and due to aging changes like cataracts and macular degeneration. Always wear eye protection, eat sensibly and have an eye examination regularly to maximize your chances of preserving good vision. If you are lucky, all this can be avoided.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Which is the name of this rare disorder that causes blindness?

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Many causes: There are many are disease just to few names: -bardet-biedl syndrome -leber congenital amaurosis -rod/cone dystrophy _macualr degeneration -best disease -usher syndrome -retinitis pigmentosa.

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