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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Momentary Blindness Syndrome

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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

Exfoliation syndrome: Exfoliation syndrome increases the risk of glaucoma and slightly increases the risks related with cataract surgery. Otherwise, it is nothing to be scared about. She just needs continued followup with an eye doctor. If she develops signs of early glaucoma or significan cataract, these issues can be treated. ...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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more