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Can Corneal Abrasions Lead To Blindness
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
Unlikely: Corneal abrasions are a loss of the surface skin of the cornea, usually just a small portion. Healing usually is rapid and complete. Rarely there can be scarring, and if it is central can affect focusing. If neglected, infection is possible which might lead to vision loss. Abrasions are extremely common, and vision changes afterwards are very rare. ...Read more
Not by itself: Corneal abrasion, even completly removing the outer lining will not lead to blindness even if untreated (although it will be painful for a while) Only if the abraded surface gets infected, or the abrasion is caused by an agent like lye or causes damage deeper than the surface, can vision be affected in the long run. ...Read more
Depends : Depends on why they are blind. If it is due to the cornea then possibly. ...Read more
I have a corneal defect, and was tld by a specialist, that i need corneal transplant, but i don't wanna, would i become totally blind if i don't do it?
Probably not: Your vision and/or pain may get worse, but regardless of the condition, you are unlikely to become completely blind. The purpose of a corneal transplant is to improve vision or decrease pain. Seek a second opinion if that will help with your decision regarding a corneal transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: There are a huge number of different corneal diseases ranging from mild to severe. None can cause complete blindness but some can lead to legal blindness, especially if untreated. Most can be treated either medically or surgically. See your eye doctor for consultation and accurate prognosis. ...Read more
I was wondering if a person can donate their own cornea while still living? And if so would that person then become blind?
I seen on news about pig eyes for cornea damage. Will it work for me I blind in right eye from coats disease when I was 3?
My husband blind in one eye (cornea ripped when was a kid) what treatments can he do to preserve health of the other eye? thank you
Protection: Those blind in one eye are more vulnerable in the other. This is not because it is being "used" more - it will not wear out. But it is now the leading eye and the leading eye is more often injured. Your husband should always have safety glasses on hand, never do things like hammer nails without these on. He should curb his agression as fighting is also a cause of eye injury. ...Read more
When is a complete cornea transplant necessary? I got hit in my left eye with a baseball a few years ago. Ever since, my vision in that eye has been increasingly blurry. It's safe to say that I am legally blind in that left eye. I've been told a complete
After : After an injury that you have had you want to have someone look at cataract development and also see if the inside layer of cells are damaged in your cornea and then you would want to have a retinal specialist evaluate your retina to be sure there is no internal damage to the retina prior to having your procedure. Good luck with your findings and surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
19 years old with a cornea scar on my left eye, they offered surgery at age 4 but parents refused. I'm almost blind now, can they do the surgery now?
Hi Marie, we: answered your question previously. Your best option is to see an ophthalmologist who can evaluate what to do with your amblyopic eye (the one that has a corneal scar) & to insure your 'good eye' rendering you monovision for now is always protected & has good vision.It's difficult when you're faced with having to determine what to do now with your eyes. Your eye doc will give you the best options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely: The cornea is the normally clear window of the eye, an important focusing element in your vision system. Exchanging a damaged or diseased cornea with a transplant to restore anatomy and/or vision is common. So, yes to your question if i understand it correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On many factors like the type of ulcer, where the ulcer is, etc. Corneal ulcers can be potentially blinding and should be treated preferably by a corneal specialist. ...Read more
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
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