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Cataracts In Puppies
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Probably: In the "developed" world this is happening everywhere. In other areas data is unclear. ...Read more