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Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Possibly: Pregnancy alters the fluid balance in the body which includes the cornea (the window at the front of the eye) which can swell a little in early pregnancy and change the eye power causing some degree of minor blur. It is not a reliable or diagnostic test for pregnancy so rely on other types of testing to determine pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I'm wondering why are blue eyed people more likely to face early blindness?

I'm wondering why are blue eyed people more likely to face early blindness?

They are not: Although macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in the elderly, is more common in blue-eyed individuals, being blue eyed is not associated with blindness per se. ...Read more

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Can retinitis pigmentosa always cause complete blindness?

Can retinitis pigmentosa always cause complete blindness?

Not always: While the majority of rp patients lose enough function to be legally blind, few go to complete blindness. Some retain much useful vision later in life. The pattern is variably and the genetics are still being studied to try and identify which is which in advance. ...Read more

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Early signs of altzheimer?

Early signs of altzheimer?

Mostly memory loss: Alzheimer's dementia starts earlier than previously thought with declining intellectual capacity and memory. Mild at first it's excused as "absent minded, you're just tired, it's my adhd". The one affected is often in denial of the loss. Eventually newer memory fades & new memory isn't formed. Cognition declines, paranoia & delusions may occur & motor skills(even swallowing) & self care deteriorate. ...Read more

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30% nerve damage.Dr says i'm in late early stage into beginning of moderate stage. Was glaucoma caught early enough to prevent vision loss long-term?

30% nerve damage.Dr says i'm in late early stage into beginning of moderate stage.  Was glaucoma caught early enough to prevent vision loss long-term?

Possibly: If you have already lost vision from glaucoma, it can not be reversed. The goal now is to prevent any further loss by getting exams a few times a year looking at your optic nerve and comparing to your prior photos, measuring how thick your nerve is, and testing your peripheral vision. ...Read more

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Very early stages of macular degeneration. How can it be detected?

Very early stages of macular degeneration. How can it be detected?

Examination: Macular degeneration is mostly an age related deficiency in the circulation to the center of the back of the eye where the sharpest vision is detected. Early stages will cause some central blur uncorrectable with eyeglasses. Your ophthalmologist can notice changes on retinal examination. If you are having problems get an ophthalmologic examination. ...Read more

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Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

Not all: There are different forms but not all lead to complete blindness. There is nor real cure. The disease progresses at different rates ...Read more

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Field vision test normal. 30% optic nerve damage. Is glaucoma in early stage?

Field vision test normal. 30% optic nerve damage. Is glaucoma in early stage?

Yes: Need more information. Who and how did they claim or detect 30% optic nerve damage? If field is normal, that is a good sign( how did they test this or make that claim?). You need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can retinitis pigmentosa cause blindness?

Can retinitis pigmentosa cause blindness?

Retinal Chip: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. Depending on the type, some vision can be retained throughout life, in other cases, not.. There is a new retinal implant which restores crude central vision( argus ii) for those who are blind from rp. ...Read more

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Does macular degeneration lead to blindness?

Does macular degeneration lead to blindness?

Yes: Macular degeneration can and does lead to blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. ...Read more

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Is there a positive correlation between color blindness and early onset cataracts?

Is there a positive correlation between color blindness and early onset cataracts?

Unrelated: Color deficiency is usually a genetic issue with the light receptors at the back of the eye. There is no higher incidence of cataracts in the color deficient then in the color normal. Cataracts sometimes have internal coloration which can distort the viewed spectrum somewhat as a filter effect rather tha n color deficiency. ...Read more

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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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Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

Will early puberty lead to early baldness?

No: No, early puberty has no bearing on future hair loos potential. Genetics plays a big role, look at family members for guide to what kind of hair loss you might expect as you get older. ...Read more

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How rare is macular degeneration vision impairment?

Frequent in elderly: There are a few rare macular degeneration (md) cases in the young but most md is in the elderly. Vision changes can be from minor to severe depending upon the individual. The frequency increases with age up to about 17% affected in those over age 90. If you or a family member/friend has this problem, they should see a retinal specialist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What symptoms do very early cataracts have. And can it affect night vision at early stage?

What symptoms do very early cataracts have. And can it affect night vision at early stage?

Glare ; blur: Depending on the type of cataract, most symptoms involve glare from light sources (halos around lights, streaks), and blurry vision in one or both eyes. Sometimes asymmetric cataracts will affect depth perception. Most symptoms manifest at night when the pupil dilates and glare tends to increase. This symptom often decreases one's desire to drive at night. Always a good idea to check spectacles. ...Read more

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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


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