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Does Playing With Small Electronics Cause Eye Damage Or Blindness
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
Is it true that often playing smartphone in the room with no lights at all has bad effects for your eyes? Such as blind maybe?
Not harmful: It is commonly easier to read these devices in rooms with dim illumination. No harm will be done by this practice. Blindness has never been a consequence of this. ...Read more
What are some good ways to reduce eye strain and fatigue when playing video games and electronic devices?
Frequent breaks: When we concentrate on a vision task, we tend not to blink as frequently. This can lead to dehydration of the eyes' surface, in turn causing strain and fatigue. Time seems to fly when we perform fun activities, such as playing video games, and even those without true dry eyes can develop strain. Your eyes are telling you that they need a break. Try to get up every 30-60 minutes and walk around. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does everyone say you should let your kids play in dirt and at the park if its possible to catch parasites that can cause blindness and worse?
Odd preoccupation: Not every park or sandbox is a breeding ground for germs/parasites or worse. Your preoccupation is sad, since you are likely to pass it on to your kids who may never be able to enjoy nature. You are free to believe this if you wish, but I encourage parents to introduce their kids to the natural world.In 3+ decades of practice none have had the issues you fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Some blind eyes degenerate and as they do, they can change color. ...Read more
Retinitis Pigmentosa: The only one i can think of right off is retinitis pigmentosa, and inherited degenerative disorder of the retina. There are probably other retinal disorders that can cause blindness, but most serious conditions you might think of such as cataract and glaucoma are treatable. ...Read more
Pink eye is a "cold": No, pink eye is a viral infection of the conjunctiva that will run a typical course in about a week, just like the common cold. There can be temporary vision disturbances in some cases but there is no risk of permanent vision loss or blindness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get an eye exam: First, if you are having eye pain you should get an eye exam. Sometimes it doesn't even come from the eyes themselves, but rather sinuses, etc. Only with an exam can you get a diagnosis, or at least the reassurance that your eyes are ok. Second, most eye problems are treatable and do not lead to blindness except in the worst cases. But, if there is no diagnosis, there can be no treatment. ...Read more
I felt very sick like I was going to throw up and I went blind in both eyes after sex what caused this?
Went blind?: For real? Call your doctor today, you may have a serious neurologic problem. Good wishes. ...Read more
What can cause temporary blindness in one eye? The patient is 86 and has cataracks. She refuses surgery.
Several concerns: Transient unilateral blindness may be seen in "amaurosis fugax", due to decreased blood flow in ophthalmic artery which may be associated with carotid stenosis. The visual issues may well be an early sign of future major stroke risk and must be heeded. An embolism from heart to the similar vascular bed is another troubling cause. Headache and visual loss may be seen in temporal arteritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has jra in his eyes that causes him blindness in one eye. We caught him smoking. Will this make it worse?
How long it will take to recover from my eye inflammation? Now am using 2 type of drops. Eye inflammation cause any blindness?
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
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