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Does internal eye bleeding leads to blindness? How serious it can be? Is it curable?

Does internal eye bleeding leads to blindness?  How serious it can be? Is it curable?

Retinal Bleeding: Bleeding in the back of the eye is a serious condition. You should consult an ophthalmologist preferably one who specializes in retina. Common causes besides trauma are : diabetes , high blood pressure, blocked retinal blood vessels , diseases of vitreous and retina. Bleeding can lead to blindness if not treated. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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In what way can I tell i'm colour blind?

In what way can I tell i'm colour blind?

Can't tell colors: Most people with color-blindness have little doubt about it. These men (color-blindness is rare in woman) cannot distinguish many colors that other people can. For example, the colors green and brown often look identical to a color-blind person. There are online tests you can do - just google "colorblind test". ...Read more

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How should I support someone who may go blind?

How should I support someone who may go blind?

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. ...Read more

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If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

Depends on cause: If you are blind from an acquired problem - trauma, diseases of childhood, etc. Than these will not be passed on. If you are blind from an inherited defect, you could pass this onto your offspring. A genetic counselor can determine this for you and calculate your odds. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and worried i might be going blind. What do I do?

I'm 18 and worried i might be going blind. What do I do?

Don't Ignore It!: Your question states you are 18, but also states '47 years'. At 47, it's very common to start having a lot of trouble focusing at near. Most serious conditions will affect both near and far vision. Without knowing more about your concern, it's difficult to know how worried you should be. But if you truly think you're going blind, you should see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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How can I protect my eyesight from blindness?

How can I protect my eyesight from blindness?

Regular check up: With no risk factors you only need to have an occasional eye examination. If you have eye disease in the family, have symptoms related to the eyes, or have certain systemic illnesses like diabetes, then you should be seen often. In addition a healthy lifestyle and diet, and protection of the eyes from injury can also add to the eye protection you seek. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can i be blind due to RA ?

Can i be blind due to RA ?

Not likely: But possible. Usually dry eye iritis and steroid related cataracts. But rarely Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) retinal toxicity after 7-8 yrs of high doses. Eyemds monitor for this quite carefully every 6 months or so reducing the chance of blindness. ...Read more

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Why do I have temporary blind spots?

Why do I have temporary blind spots?

Hard to say: From your question, but probably the most common cause would be migraine. You need to be evaluated though. ...Read more

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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more