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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
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
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
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
Vision impairment: Occurring in childhoodGet a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me if someone became blind during childhood, would they be able to remember what people's face look like?
Yes: People who become blind do not lose their memories. ...Read more
Noticed my eye pupil became white. A lil pain and discomfort. Was always nearly blind from childhood. Recently loss vision?
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
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
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
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
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
A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more
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
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