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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)

See your doctor to determine the best method to correct your vision
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Use larger fonts when reading
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Read or do other activities in well-lit areas
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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)

Get and use appropriate hearing aids if possible
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Be patient with yourself
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Learn sign language with some of your family members if hearing loss is severe
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See an audiologist regularly for new suggestions
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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

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)

Vision loss = ...Read more