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Are there any drugs or dietary habits that causes eye floaters?

Are there any drugs or dietary habits that causes eye floaters?

Floaters: Neither are effective. Floaters are due to a degenerative change that takes place in the vitreous fluid with aging. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Are there any vitamins or supplements/herbs that can cause dry eye syndrome? Please list them if there are.

Perhaps some help: The National Eye Institute, in "Facts About Dry Eye" identifies prescription medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, anti-depressants as frequent causes of dry eye, but makes only the broad statement "both excessive and insufficient dosages of vitamins can contribute to dry eye." Anti-oxidant/fish oil sources are promoted as helpful, as is vitamin E, evening primrose oil, flax seed ...Read more

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Are there any conditions other than macular degeneration that cause lines to look wavy in your vision?

Are there any conditions other than macular degeneration that cause lines to look wavy in your vision?

Yes, many: The most common condition that may cause wavy vision might be a macular pucker. Others include central serous chorioretinopathy, drusen in the macula, macular hole, etc. Best to get an exam with an eyemd! ...Read more

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Are there any dietary solutions to preventing scintillating scotoma?

Are there any dietary solutions to preventing scintillating scotoma?

None known: These mostly occur as a phenomenon related to occipital migraine. No dietary changes are known to cause, control or prevent these occurrences. ...Read more

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Can there be any vitamins or other medicines that help maintain vision or hearing?

Can there be any vitamins or other medicines that help maintain vision or hearing?

Probably none: In the first world, there is an adequate supply of every vitamin and nutritional need in the typical diet. So vision and hearing do fine and it would take an extreme diet to disturb these. You might needs supplements for other health conditions but they will not help these systems. ...Read more

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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read more

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Are there any environmental factors that could worsen or cause macular generation/retinal detachment? Is mobile phone use in dark one of them? PC use?

Are there any environmental factors that could worsen or cause macular generation/retinal detachment? Is mobile phone use in dark one of them? PC use?

UV protection: UV protection is generally recommended for macular degeneration. PC or mobile use has not been associated with any retinal damage to date. An eye doctor will let you know if eye vitamins are beneficial, which depends on the severity of the degeneration. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any neurological conditions that alcohol can 'trigger' or make worse?

Are there any neurological conditions that alcohol can 'trigger' or make worse?

Heck yes: Acutely you can develop Wernicke's disease, which in extreme cases can be fatal. Chronic alcohol abuse can burn out just about every part of your nervous system: Alcoholic myopathy (muscle), alcoholic neuropathy (nerves), alcoholic myelopathy (spinal cord), alcoholic cerebellar degeneration, and Korsakov's amnestic dementia (brain). The last one can cause some really entertaining confabulation. ...Read more

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Are there any brain disorders that television causes?

Are there any brain disorders that television causes?

No: Not any true causation, but the flickering images could act like a strobe light and rarely incite seizure activity. Of course, if one watches tv to the exclusion of other activities, one might become passive and relatively deconditioned. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or fruits that help in hair growth? Or any other suggestions please.

Are there any foods or fruits that help in hair growth? Or any other suggestions please.

None are effective: There are no vitamins, herbs, supplements, nor foods that are proven to slow hair loss or improve hair growth. Maintaining a balanced diet of healthy foods, and taking 1 "multivitamin + minerals" tablet each day, should keep a person in normal, good nutritional status... so his scalp and hair should be as healthy as they can be. A doctor can evaluate unusual hair loss for hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Are there any illnesses or medications that makes the symptoms of hypoglycemia worse?

Coffee, phentermine: The symptoms of hypoglycemia are tied to an adrenaline surge, leading to a jittery, shaky, light-headed state. If you are drinking coffee or taking meds which cause a jittery feeling, then the symptoms would be even worse. ...Read more

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Are there any eye problems that can cauze dizziness instead of vision loss?

Are there any eye problems that can cauze dizziness instead of vision loss?

Unlikiely: There are many causes for dizzyness, including medications, alcohol, inner ear and brain problems. You need to start with a good physical exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Please is there any drugs that can help in clearing of blurred vision?

Please is there any drugs that can help in clearing of blurred vision?

Blurred: Blurred vision can not be cured by medication. There are some systemic diseases like diabetes that can worsen your vision and can improve with proper medication management . You need to see a doctor for a proper evaluation ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more

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Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

Are there any studies or suspicions that aspartame can cause or exaserbate phimosis?

No there hasn't: As far as I know. This would require a double blinded prospective study of significant # of men, 1/2 who consumed aspartane on regular basis & 1/2 who don't. Can see no reason why phimosis could be caused by aspartane. Would seriously question anyone who has made such claims. Unfortunately, there are all too many false assertions made about such occurrences i.e. from vaccines. Always question! ...Read more

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Are there any speculations as to what causes geographic tongue? Any modern studies?

Are there any speculations as to what causes geographic tongue? Any modern studies?

Cause unknown: While the cause is unknown some have speculated that there is a link to some other skin conditions like psoriasis. Some speculate that it is a low level allergy reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more


Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more