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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


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What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

About 8%: The standard statistics for inherited color deficiency is about 7.5% in males and 1/2 % in females. This can vary somewhat with different racial groups. The degree of color deficiency and the type are variable so your ophthalmologist can test you and see in which category you are if that is important to you and also give you information about your family possibilities. ...Read more

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Could you go blind from covering their eye(s?

Could you go blind from covering their eye(s?

Only if you are an: Infant, you could have a 'lazy eye' develop, if you keep it covered as it would be underdeveloped visually, but look normal from the outside. As an adult, you are safe! covering your eyes in either case won't produce blindness. Maybe just more restful sleep. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell i'm colour blind?

In what way can I tell i'm colour blind?

Can't tell colors: Most people with color-blindness have little doubt about it. These men (color-blindness is rare in woman) cannot distinguish many colors that other people can. For example, the colors green and brown often look identical to a color-blind person. There are online tests you can do - just google "colorblind test". ...Read more

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What causes someone to go blind later in life?

What causes someone to go blind later in life?

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

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How should I support someone who may go blind?

Support for blind: On a personal level, loss of vision is a grieving process, and any acts of friendship and support will help. Help with transportation, reading mail and paying bills, and shopping are common needs. There are social services available to help, as well as state and private organizations to help with needs of the visually handicapped. Social workers can help people get plugged into these services. ...Read more

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If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

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

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I'm 18 and worried i might be going blind. What do I do?

I'm 18 and worried i might be going blind. What do I do?

Don't Ignore It!: Your question states you are 18, but also states '47 years'. At 47, it's very common to start having a lot of trouble focusing at near. Most serious conditions will affect both near and far vision. Without knowing more about your concern, it's difficult to know how worried you should be. But if you truly think you're going blind, you should see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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How would the blind (in the u.S.) know if they are receiving the correct change in bills?

They dont: Here is the United States of america, we do not have a way to independently tell the difference between different denominations of paper currency. ...Read more

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Can you go blind from ms?

Can you go blind from ms?

Rare: Ms in a few will affect the optic nerve - sometimes one side alone and occasionally both sides. This usually recovers and can be helped with good treatment. But rarely the nerve may not recover and some degree of visual loss can occur - and sometimes it is substantial. But this is not very common at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more