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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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If I have a blind spot in my right eye, could it be treated (medicine/surgery)? Does working with computers/reading/crying. Etc, make it worse?

If I have a blind spot in my right eye, could it be treated (medicine/surgery)? Does working with computers/reading/crying. Etc, make it worse?

Depends on what the: Blind spot is. Everyone has a blind spot, but their brains are unaware of this blind spot. I assume this is not the blind spot you're talking about. If you actually see a blind spot in your vision, then you need to see and ophthalmologist immediately. Some of those things can be treated, but some of them cannot. You just want to make sure that it is something that's not going to get larger. ...Read more

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Wha are symptoms of going. Blind?

Wha are symptoms of going. Blind?

Many: True blindness refers to the lights going out, with no light perception. Early loss of vision can just cause blurred vision, distortion, flashing lights, floaters. Total loss of vision can be slow or instantaneous. If you are having vision problems see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How could someone make themselves blind?

How could someone make themselves blind?

Blindness: Self induced blindness is very rare and may be associated with mental illness. Pressure on the eyes can result in central retinal artery occlusion. Not controlling blood sugars in diabetes and not controlling hypertension can result in self inflicted blindness. The real question is why would anyone make themselves blind? Psychiatric care should be considered. ...Read more

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How should you know if you are colour blind?

How should you know if you are colour blind?

Testing: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going blind, what should I do?

DO NOT DELAY: See an ophthalmologist ASAP, get examined and uncover cause. Many problems with loss of vision can be reversed such as premature cataracts and glaucoma. ...Read more

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What causes wavy lines and blind spotsvin vision?

What causes wavy lines and blind spotsvin vision?

Depends: A common source of such phenomena is alterations in the health and architecture of the macula, the area of central sharp vision. This can last a long time. Temporary changes can occur due to migraines and vascular changes. There are many other causes so if this is occurring, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can someone go completely blind? If so, what happens?

Of course: Sadly people go blind from injury, strokes, intrinsic eye disease, inherited eye disease and other factors. When this happens you need an answer as to why and whether it is reversible from your ophthalmologist. Otherwise, if permanent, then you will need assistance for the blind from the proper organizations. ...Read more

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What's you vison if you are considered leagally blind my contacts are also -6.00?

What's you vison if you are considered leagally blind my contacts are also -6.00?

20/200: Or less in the "better eye"...There are recent "refinements" as to what measurement device is used
You would best be seen by a Board Certified Opthamologist for a better definition and or Diagnosis!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is classified as "legally blind"?

20/400: This is a legal standard that means that the best eye can not be made better to see then 20/400 with best correction. ...Read more

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What are the va blind rehabilitation services?

Assist the blind: The va hospitals have rehabilitation programs for a variety of dysfunctions and blindness is one of the core programs. Your va ophthalmologist can direct you to this assistance which is a valuable part of their program. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure blindness?

If so =>Nobel prize: There are far too many causes for blindness to have a straightforward answer. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blindness.?

Describe the features of blindness.?

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. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes for blindness?

What are the possible causes for blindness?

Too many to list: There are too many causes to list for blindness. Most common causes are cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Search online for a more lengthy list. ...Read more

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What's statutory blindness in terms of lenses measurement?

It's not: Technically, statutory blindness is a vision of 20/200 or worse with your best corrected vision. There is no limit to the strength of your corrective lenses as long as they can get your vision better than 20/200. Some states additionally define blindness as a severe restriction of the visual field, even with 20/20 vision and no glasses. ...Read more

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What is a blind vagina?

What is a blind vagina?

Absent uterus: At "blind vagina" typically refers to the fact that the uterus jwith cervix has been removed or in a young woman was not developed in the first place ...Read more

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What is legal blindness?

What is legal blindness?

Depends: Legal blindness has several definitions with some variation depending upon the state and the agency in question. Generally a corrected vision of 20/200 or less is legal blindness such as for income tax purposes. Generally a field of vision of less than 10 degrees is legal blindness. All these definitions are bilateral - a blind eye next to a normal eye is not legal blindness. ...Read more

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What is "night blindness"?

Not uncommon: Most elderly folks gradually lose their retinal rods, and slowly and steadily have trouble seeing at night, but a disorder called retinitis pigments could also cause "nyctalopia" (night blindness). There really is minimal help that can enhance decreased nitetime vision, although some patients swear that dietary intake of dark green leafy vegetables helps. ...Read more

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Can statins cause blindness?

Can statins cause blindness?

Contraversial: “the news that a cholesterol-lowering drug could provide protection from the irreversible sight loss caused by glaucoma will be welcomed by those of us at risk of developing the condition in later life. However, further investigation is urgently needed before statins could be used in the future treatment of glaucoma.”. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause blindness?

Can diabetes cause blindness?

Diabetes: Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people under the age of 60. It can cause severe macular edema and traction retinal detachment, as well as cataract. Diabetics need a complete eye exam at least once per year. ...Read more

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How do you prevent blindness?

How do you prevent blindness?

Protect eyes: Blindness occurs from trauma (wear safety glasses, avoid situations if possible leading to trauma - fireworks, accidents), from intrinsic disease such as retinal detachments or optic nerve problems, and vascular disease like diabetes. There are other causes, some inherited. Eat a good diet and have regular examinations by your ophthalmologist for the best protection. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause blindness?

Yes, potential: Diabetes can cause kidney failure, peripheral nerve damage, and retinopathy, visual issues. Could blindness occur? If not treated aggressively, perhaps. Laser surgeries are beneficial as well as good medical management. ...Read more

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Can a color blind person drive?

Can a color blind person drive?

Yes: There is no driver's licensing testing or criteria that includes testing for color recognition. This includes commercial driver's licenses as well. Traffic lights are set with a spectrum that the color deficient will not make a mistake. So ---- the color blind can drive. ...Read more

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What exactly is night blindness?

Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment. ...Read more

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Can laser light cause blindness?

Can laser light cause blindness?

Yes: Lasers are classified depending on the power and usage of the laser. Most lasers, like the ones that scan your groceries, do not have enough power to cause damage to eyes. Other lasers, such as those used in medicine and in the military, can definitely damage tissue including eyes. ...Read more

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Does overweight tie to blindness?

Does overweight tie to blindness?

No evidence of this: There is no evidence that being overweight can directly lead to blindness or is a risk factor for blindness. It is true that obesity can cause disbetese and increases risk of other conditions which may lead to blindness if not treated appropriately. But obesity does not cause Blindness directly ...Read more

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Is blindness from hie reversible?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more