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Can incubator cause cataracts in babies?

Can incubator cause cataracts in babies?

No: Cataracts in infants are congenital, metabolic, or from infectious causes. Cataract in infants can rapidly lead to amblyopia and permanent vision loss. Also, white appearing eyes in children may not be a cataract, but may actually be a sign of a retinoblastoma. If your child's pupil is white, it needs to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Are congenital cataracts in babies of teenagers rare?

Congenital Cat %: Congenital cataracts: cause 5%-20% of blindness in children worldwide. Incidence varies from country to country. Prevalence of infantile cataracts in the US: 3-4 visually significant cataracts per 10,000 live births. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more

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Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Are most adults with crossed eyes partly blind in one eye?

Many patterns: A common pattern is supression of the central image in one eye (which prevents double vision). Some eyes are amblyopic - lowered vision which does not improve. Others have an adaptation termed alternation in which each eye has good vision but only one at a time pointed centrally to function. ...Read more

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How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

How common are eye floaters for people in their thirties?

Common: Floaters are common in all age groups. New floaters should have a medical evaluation by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Macular degeneration--is it always in old people?

Macular degeneration--is it always in old people?

See below: Age-related macular degeneration (amd) only occurs in adults after one's forties. Diseases that may look like amd but happen earlier include macular dystrophy, best's disease, stargardt disease, among others. See a retina specialist. ...Read more

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I live along the ocean area in Florida. In general, can people develop earlier cataracts than expected due to extreme bright sunlight?

I live along the ocean area in Florida. In general, can people develop earlier cataracts than expected due to extreme bright sunlight?

Known risk: Sunlight is one of the few proven things that can accelerate the formation and development of cataracts. Always wear sunglasses in the sun. ...Read more

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In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?

In Southeast Asia, people often put rose water drops in their eyes. is it safe? Are there any benefits of using rose water in the eyes?

It Depends: I would be concerned about applying rose water to the eyes. In particular I would be concerned about how it was prepared and if any of the preservatives would interact with your eyes. The eye's don't need any sort of supplement. Your natural tears are the best form of hydration for the eyes. If you are having red eyes due to irritation I would advise eye drop created specifically for that purpose ...Read more

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Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more

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Can excessive computer use cause cataracts in people who have had eye surgery in the past?

Can excessive computer use cause cataracts in people who have had eye surgery in the past?

Not at all: Cataracts are a normal aging change that everyone eventually gets. Certain types of eye surgeries may speed up the development of cataracts. However, computer monitors do not increase the risk of cataracts or other eye conditions (expect possibly dry eyes caused by excessive staring without blinking). ...Read more

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Can nearsighted people get nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in other when they get older?

Yes: Some people have unstable refractive errors and can experience changing prescriptions throughout their lives. Many things influence your refraction including the length of your eye, the shape of the cornea and lens, degeneration of the cornea and or lens, and changes in body chemistry especially blood sugar. The refraction can change in many ways throughout life. ...Read more

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Are congenital cataracts in teens rare?

Are congenital cataracts in teens rare?

Yes: Congenital cataracts means that you are born with them. They can range from insignificant to severe. Now that rubella (german measles) is pretty rare these days thanks to the vaccine., one does not often encounter that type of congenital cataract any more. ...Read more

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Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Cancer: Can being in the year round hot sun in Florida cause early cataracts and skin cancer?

Florida living: A lifetime of increased UV sun exposure (not heat),wherever it happens,is associated with a few things, including an increased risks of possible skin cancer,so be checked by the doctor Another fact is that cataracts (that form in everybody if they live long enough) will start to form a few years earlier if you have a lifetime of increased UV exposure, but there are other factors so have fun in FL ...Read more

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What causes blindness in children in africa?

What causes blindness in children in africa?

Vit A deficiency,etc: Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions. ...Read more

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Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Do all retinoblastomas occur in babies and young children?

Most of the time: The most common age is 18-24 months, but it could also present in neonates and older kids . I had one patient last year that was 7 years old. ...Read more

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Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Can humans have an allergic reaction to bat guano ( poop )? We have bats in the attic.

Bat allergies: Humans can develop an allergy to almost anything, if their immune systems are prone to doing so. Bats can be carriers of various diseases as well. ...Read more

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