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i sometimes go blind when i move quickly. why is this?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See your doctor: When you say that you "go blind", do you mean vision goes black, whites out, or becomes blurred? Each of these has a different origin. You should see either your general doctor or eye doctor to help figure out the cause of your symptoms. The sooner you are evaluated, the better.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can app or gps help a blind person to be active?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the level of diminished vision, certain aids can help someone get around. Although gps can help, it requires a fair degree of good vision (to read the screen or find the landmarks the device is describing). A good resource is your local eye doctor or community vision rehabilitation center.
A 38-year-old member asked:

At what percentage do you become a registered blind person?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
20/200: In most states, the break point is 20/200 which is the next line below the big e on most charts. This allows, if present in both eyes, to be able to receive a number of charitable benefits and tax benefits as well.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How should I support someone who may go blind?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Support for blind: On a personal level, loss of vision is a grieving process, and any acts of friendship and support will help. Help with transportation, reading mail and paying bills, and shopping are common needs. There are social services available to help, as well as state and private organizations to help with needs of the visually handicapped. Social workers can help people get plugged into these services.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there any way to stop me from going blind if i'm diabetic?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: The best thing to do to prevent eye complications from diabetes is to manage your blood glucose properly. This will help by delaying or preventing eye complications. Work with your doctor to effectively treat your diabetes and you will have fewer complications.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What would be the signs if I am going blind?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Get an eye exam: The term "blindness" can be interpreted in many different ways. Central vision can be impaired by a simple need for glasses, and the problem can be easily solved. Peripheral vision loss is more unusual, and typically does have an underlying cause of more significance. Only through an eye exam can a disease process by diagnosed and treated.

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