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Can Pink Eye Make You Go Blind
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
It's possible: Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition that can lead to blindness in it's late stages. It's known as the sneak thief of sight because it typically does not have symptoms in the early stages. The best way to prevent blindness is to keep up with eye examinations and to follow the doctor's recommendations for treatment. If ever in doubt seek a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Styes are in the lids, can be uncomfortable and unsightly but do not affect the vision except for the minor issue of excess tearing as the eye attempts to ward off the effects of the stye. Permanent vision loss would be extraordinarily rare and probably indicates something other than the stye. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most causes of blurry vision are instrinsic to the eye and are not part of a lethal systemic disease so death is not likely. Depending upon the cause, and more likely if there is pain, you may have a condition which can impair the vision. You should seek the attention of your ophthalmologist to determine this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Refractive error is simply the strength of glasses needed for you to see well. It is the "medicine" in your glasses. Refractive error is directly related to physical properties of your eye; how large or small, curvature of your cornea and the clarity of your lens (early cataract can affect change). It is not a disease, and hence, it can not cause blindness. ...Read more
Not too easily: Veins are there to nourish the structures of the eye but at times they can become prominent if there is dryness allergy etc. Otc moisture drops used regularly can help cut down the redness. If there is very prominent redness an ophthalmologist should be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Most color defiencies have a confusion spectrum between certain colors (for instance reds and greens), but can see other colors close to normal. So they have a limited palette compared to color normal, but certainly can recognize certain colors. That would also include recognizing the various colors of others' eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wanted to know when you have pink eye can you use red eye drops along with your pink eye medication?
Elevate head @ night: Eye swelling often accompanies allergic reactions or surgery. Other than antihistamines and oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more
Unlikely: You might do some short term damage if the gravy is very hot, but the components of the gravy will be easily handled by your eyes and cause no damage. ...Read more
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