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Does Typhoid Cause Blindness
Many causes: Loss of vision can be associated with macular degeneration, ischemic optic neuropathy, cataracts, trauma, hereditary problems such as retinitis pigmentosa, and a host of inflammatory and infectious conditions. One of our ophthalmologists could certainly expand upon this answer, and referral will be made. ...Read more
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
Many causes: There are a large number of causes of sudden blindness. Here, i assume that you mean total vision loss of one eye. Causes include a retinal artery occlusion, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachment, ischemic optic neuropathy, stroke, optic neuritis, acute glaucoma, vitreous hemorrhage, poisoning (methyl alcohol), and trauma. Bilateral loss is rare: occipital stroke, pituitary apoplexy. ...Read more
Multiple: Vision can be suddenly lost from direct trauma, acute glaucoma, vascular occlusion in the back of the eye, retinal detachment, acute bleeding in the eye, optic nerve disease and strokes in the visual cortex. There are other rarer causes. If someone loses vision in this way they should get to an ophthalmologist or an er immediately. ...Read more
Cataract: The most common cause of visual deterioration is cataract., nearly 50% of all causes. Treatable with surgery. Second is glaucoma (about 12%), preventable with early detection. Detection and treatment are more prevalent in developed countries. Third is probably macular degeneration, often not treatable. ...Read more
Possibly: Lowered vision is the rule with microcornea. It might require very high powered glasses. If the rest of the eye is normal than useful vision should be possible but if the eye is internally deformed then vision may be profoundly disturbed. A pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted in such a case. ...Read more
Unlikely: Ortho k is a sort of a way for optoms to get into the eye power changing game which really is dominated by the more effective lasik. It puts a hard contact lens that is too flat onto the eye, pushing it back to remold it. This is of course a bit uncomfortable. There is a tiny risk of corneal breakdown and/or infection but monitoring is generally good. Lasik is a much better option. ...Read more
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