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What diseases can cause blindness in childhood?

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

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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If a child is cross-eyed, does that mean he is blind in one eye?

If a child is cross-eyed, does that mean he is blind in one eye?

No: But it can mean that 1 of tue eyes might have greatly diminished vision. This child should be taken as soon as possible to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
He or she will determine if glasses alone will keep the eyes straight or surgery is required. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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If you have cataracts, have them treated
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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?

How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?

Support group: http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/questions-and-answers-living-with-glaucoma.php. A reference for you. I recommend support group contact In your area: GOOGLE glaucoma support Groups & attend a social gathering of sim. Affected. I have found this particularly helpful. Remember that greater than 85% of affected people live well with glaucoma. You still have to be diligent with therapy & follow up. ...Read more

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Child suffering from cortical blindness with seizures. Is any cure available for seizure?

Child suffering from cortical blindness with seizures. Is any cure available for seizure?

No cure but control: There is no septic cure for epilepsy. Treatment is aimed at control with anti seizure medications. ...Read more

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Living with Hearing Loss (Checklist)

See an ENT doctor
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Get an audiogram
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How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

Overnight cures: There is no such "overnight " cure for blind pimple.
See your dermatologist or family practitioner for best diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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How do you prevent blindness?

How do you prevent blindness?

Protect eyes: Blindness occurs from trauma (wear safety glasses, avoid situations if possible leading to trauma — fireworks, accidents), from intrinsic disease such as retinal detachments or optic nerve problems, and vascular disease like diabetes. There are other causes, some inherited. Eat a good diet and have regular examinations by your ophthalmologist for the best protection. ...Read more

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Living with Memory Loss (Checklist)

Get a Durable Power of Attorney for your health and finances
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Write down important phone numbers and post them in more than one place
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Give your Durable Power of Attorney a list of your medications and doctors' names
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Why do I get blinded momentarily after sitting for a long time?

Why do I get blinded momentarily after sitting for a long time?

Not sure: You mean when you sit up suddenly after sitting? That's pretty normal. Otherwise, you need to speak to a doctor. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
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Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
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Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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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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Noticed my eye pupil became white. A lil pain and discomfort. Was always nearly blind from childhood. Recently loss vision?

Noticed my eye pupil became white. A lil pain and discomfort. Was always nearly blind from childhood.  Recently loss vision?

Needs to be seen: Such a change in status could indicate an infection within the eyeball.a tumor on the nerve or progression, a cataract or something else. All of those are treatable issues and some more emergent than others. I would arrange to have it evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

Depends on cause: If you are blind from an acquired problem — trauma, diseases of childhood, etc. Than these will not be passed on. If you are blind from an inherited defect, you could pass this onto your offspring. A genetic counselor can determine this for you and calculate your odds. ...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 color blind children go to special schools or can they still attend normal ones?

Do color blind children go to special schools or can they still attend normal ones?

100% normal school: Having colorblindness is not a physical disability. Maybe they can't become fighter pilots but I know several color blind surgeons and several of them didn't even realize they saw color differently until adulthood. I would just make sure their socks match or shirts don't clash with their pants, but otherwise they will live normal lives. ...Read more

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How do you find out if a child has congenital blindness and at what age do you find this out?

At each well check: At each well check, the doctor will examine your baby's eyes and development to see if she is showing normal vision development. If you notice that your baby is not focusing, be sure and ask your doctor to check this. ...Read more

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How is it that children could not take colour-blind tests?

How is it that children could not take colour-blind tests?

Who said so ?: Children under school age do not all have the level of understanding to do the standard ishihara plates to screen for color deficiencies. Those that are older do. It is available (I can do it) but seldom requested. I don't believe I've had more than 1 or 2 requests in 3 decades. ...Read more

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Signs of child being color blind?

Depends upon age: Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that can cause blindness in children?

Many: Several eye problems can cause blindness in children. Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amaurosis, albinism, amblyopia, congenital corneal diseases, genetic syndromes, congenital glaucoma, retinoblastoma, traumatic injuries etc all come immediately to mind. I'm sure an exhaustive list includes many other causes. ...Read more

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What sort of disease or condition might cause blindness in a child?

A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more

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What are the most common diseases that causes blindness in children?

Trachoma: The leading infectious cause worldwide is chlamydia trachoma. It was one of the reasons that immigrants were sent back to their homeland when they arrived at ellis island. ...Read more

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Can all children who suffer scarlett fever often go blind later in their lives?

Can all children who suffer scarlett fever often go blind later in their lives?

Never seen it happen: I have treated many over the years and have never seen or heard of this happening as a result of "scarlet fever". Today with rapid diagnosis and treatment of strep infections we see fewer complications of the disease. The scarlet rash produced by some strains of group a strep has been relegated to a visual curiosity. It no longer means things will be worse for this episode of strep, it is the same. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
444 doctors shared insights

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
643 doctors shared insights

Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss = ...Read more