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I wanted to know is cat eye syndrome able to cause blindness in all people affected?

I wanted to know is cat eye syndrome able to cause blindness in all people affected?

No: Cat eye syndrome is a rare genetic defect that is associated with iris defects in about half with it. This typically does not affect the vision. ...Read more

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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What happens if you have white dot syndrome, are you going blind?

What happens if you have white dot syndrome, are you going blind?

Retinal disease: White dot syndrome is associated with multiple retinal and choroidal diseases. It is important to undergo complete eye examination and investigations. White dosyndromes have the potential for causing severe visual loss, but many of the diseases comprising white dot syndromes can be treated. Some are treated by attacking inflammatory pathways, while DUSN is treated by lasering the lesions ...Read more

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Color blindness and tuner's syndrome, what to do?

Color blindness and tuner's syndrome, what to do?

Separate issues: Turner's is a question of too few chromosomes. Color vision is a genetic deficiency of the structure of one chromosome . Both of these conditions are permanent so what to do is to adapt to them since there is no cure. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed my mom with exfoliation syndrome. What can she do? She's scared that she'll go blind. She's only 65 and cannot take take betabs

Doctor diagnosed my mom with exfoliation syndrome. What can she do?  She's scared that she'll go blind. She's only 65 and cannot take take betabs

Will not go blind.: Most likely your doctor meant pseudoexfoliation which affects your whole body in general. In the eye its been known to increase your risk during cataract surgery to have a dislocation of the intraocular lens due to weakened zonules. This condition will not lead to blindness. ...Read more

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I've got dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Will this dryness leads to blindness?

I've got dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Will this dryness leads to blindness?

Not likely: Stevens-johnson syndrome targets the anterior surface ; mucous membrane of the eye which can result in severe dryness. This can be treated with artificial tears. Sjs can also damage the cornea ; corneal stem cells resulting in scarring of the cornea. It is the corneal changes that may decrease the vision. You should follow closely with your eye doctor for management to prevent vision loss. ...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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What causes blindness?

Long list: Blindness can be legal (20/200 or less) or absolute (cannot see light even). Eyes can inherit problems, get infected, traumatized and develop a host of diseases which can lower the vision such as diabetes, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, etc. Take your pick. ...Read more

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What disorder could cause blindness?

What disorder could cause blindness?

Blindness: Almost any disease or its treatment can lead to blindness. This is in addition to heredity, trauma, environmental exposure etc. Ophthalmologists either md or do specialize in these problems. ...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 are some possible causes of blindness?

What are some possible causes of blindness?

Too many to mention: Cataracts, advanced glaucoma, macula degenerations. Any of a number of retinal disorders, including retinal detachment. Corneal scars, trauma...... ...Read more

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What disease can cause permanent blindness?

What disease can cause permanent blindness?

Many, many diseases: The most common diseases that blind people in the U.S. Are diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. There are many others. If you are concerned about this, see an ophthalmologist on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause permanent blindness?

What diseases can cause permanent blindness?

Usually chronic ds: mainly diabetes and macular degeneration is common outside of childhood blindness, corneal opacities, glaucoma, trachoma, and onchocerciasis. There are other causes that are progressive in nature, and in other countries out of the US it can be cataracts that aren't treated. In the US, it's a reversible cause of blindness if it can have it surgically treated. ...Read more

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What causes sudden blindness when standing up?

Blood pressure: Some blurring of vision and dizziness can occur if you have orthostatic hypotension. This is when your blood pressure suddenly drops when standing up. This is more common if you have low blood pressure or are being treated with antihyperensive medications. Discuss this issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

Some are illicit: Methanol can cause blindness, and anti-tb drugs like Ethambutol & rifampin. Steroids can cause glaucoma, antimalarials like Hydroxychloroquine can damage the macula. Talc retinopathy can occur with intravenous drug use. Direct retinal toxicity can occur from injected gentamicin. The precautionary principle demands withdrawal of potentially toxic drugs once diminished visual function is documented. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause blindness in childhood?

Optic neuritis, Meds: Certain inflammatory involving the eye or retina can cause color blindness in children. Certain medications can also lead to this. Other causes of color blindness are genetic. ...Read more

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What illnesses causes sudden blindness in humans?

Many causes: There are a large number of causes of sudden blindness. Here, i assume that you mean total vision loss of one eye. Causes include a retinal artery occlusion, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachment, ischemic optic neuropathy, stroke, optic neuritis, acute glaucoma, vitreous hemorrhage, poisoning (methyl alcohol), and trauma. Bilateral loss is rare: occipital stroke, pituitary apoplexy. ...Read more

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What possible causes for sudden blindness are there?

What possible causes for sudden blindness are there?

Multiple: Vision can be suddenly lost from direct trauma, acute glaucoma, vascular occlusion in the back of the eye, retinal detachment, acute bleeding in the eye, optic nerve disease and strokes in the visual cortex. There are other rarer causes. If someone loses vision in this way they should get to an ophthalmologist or an er immediately. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of temporary blindness?

What are the most common causes of temporary blindness?

Temp. blindness: High intensity light, or Hysterical blindness.

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What is the leading cause of blindness in all the world?

Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable. ...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. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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