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Can you tell me about cobblestone eye disease?

Can you tell me about cobblestone eye disease?

Cobblestone: Probably refers to changes that are often seen in the peripheral part of the retinas. As we age, there are pigment changes that are seen in the lining of the back of our eyes (retinas). This part of your retina is not used much for vision. Cobblestone changes are one of the types of peripheral retinal changes that are common with aging. ...Read more

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What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

What are the different eye disease and symptoms?

Many, many: We doctors have only 400 letters in which to answer questions. A broad question like this cannot be answered in that space. Ask a specific question. There are thousands of eye diseases and symptoms. ...Read more

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Approximately how many eye disease have been identified?

Approximately how many eye disease have been identified?

Many: The major ones are cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye changes. But many systemic diseases have eye manifestations. The eyes can be traumatized, infected and inflicted with allergic problems. Disease can affect the nerves to the eyes and the muscles of the eyes. Auxiliary components of the eye can be affected like tear flow, lid function and of course cancer can originate or travel to the eye ...Read more

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There are times when my entire vision turns brown and i couldn't see anything for a few seconds. What might be causing this? Do I have an eye disease?

There are times when my entire vision turns brown and i couldn't see anything for a few seconds. What might be causing this? Do I have an eye disease?

Not sure: With both eyes having visual disturbance as you've described, i recommend that you see an eye md for an exam. These symptoms could be related to your migraine condition, however migrainous events do not affect the total vision in both eyes, usually only part of the vision of each eye during classic migraine. Call your primary doctor too to see if some medication you are taking is responsible too. ...Read more

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What is fuchs eye disease?

What is fuchs eye disease?

Two answers: Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about eye diseases?

Can you tell me about eye diseases?

Sure: Which one are you interested in? We have only 300 letters in which to answer questions; so be specific. ...Read more

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What kinds of eye diseases are there?

What kinds of eye diseases are there?

Many: Eyes can be affected by degenerations that are inherited, by infections of various types, by vascular disease including diabetes, and by changes unique to the eye like cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. If you experience changes, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could my eye disease be affected by smoking?

Could my eye disease be affected by smoking?

Yes: Smoking can worsen many eye diseases, including dry eye, thyroid eye disease, macular degeneration, etc. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more