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Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me about eye diseases?

Can you tell me about eye diseases?

Sure: Which one are you interested in? We have only 300 letters in which to answer questions; so be specific.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What kinds of eye diseases are there?

What kinds of eye diseases are there?

Many: Eyes can be affected by degenerations that are inherited, by infections of various types, by vascular disease including diabetes, and by changes unique to the eye like cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. If you experience changes, see your ophthalmologist.

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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What are the most common eye diseases in kids?

What are the most common eye diseases in kids?

Pink eye: Far and away, the most common eye disease in kids is viral conjuctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye" because the eye is red and inflamed. Other common eye diseases might be myopia (near-sightedness) and other inflammatory diseases such as a stye or a chalazion.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can there be any eye diseases that can result in death?

Can there be any eye diseases that can result in death?

Yes: There are some malignancies of the eyes which can lead to death if not treated. All other eye diseases may lead to blindness and may be associated with systemic diseases that could be lethal. Of course blindness may lead to accidents and suicide so the death is incidental but not caused directly.

Dr. Tim Conrad Dr. Conrad
Ophthalmology
30 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Need expert help here. What are the most common eye diseases?

Need expert help here. What are the most common eye diseases?

Easy: Conjunctivitis or pink eye is the most common eye disease. Other common ones are cataract, styes, blepharitis, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Does anyone know eye diseases that people aged around 20 can get? I don't want to go for routine exam unless needed

Does anyone know eye diseases that people aged around 20 can get? I don't want to go for routine exam unless needed

Ridiculous attitude!: Any eye disease can affect any age individual. Everyone should have regular eye exams, the interval depending on your age.

Dr. Jessica Allan Dr. Allan
Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can Dry Eye leas to there Eye diseases?

Can Dry Eye leas to there Eye diseases?

Treat Dry Eyes: Dry eyes left untreated can lead to complications and other eye diseases. Go see your doctor or eye doctor for evaluation and treatment

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

What eye diseases affect your 3d vision?

Several: If you have no vision or poor vision in one eye, then your true 3 d vision will be impaired. If one eye is crossed looking out or in, then 3 d vision is likely to be impaired. Your ophthalmologist can tell you what is the cause for you and measure your true degree of stereoscopic vision.

Dr. David Kira Dr. Kira
Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat.

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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Could the computer give any eye diseases.?

Could the computer give any eye diseases.?

No: Computers may cause eye strain and exacerbate dry eye symptoms, but they have not been implicated in causing eye disease.

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the ways to prevent eye diseases?

What are the ways to prevent eye diseases?

Caution, inheritance: Eye disease result from aging (nothing to be done about that), inheritance (you get from your parents whatever is in the family), trauma (always use caution, eye protection, avoid situations that might be hazardous to the eyes) and exposure to infection and allergens (you can limit this but not completely). Eat well and visit your ophthalmologist regularly.

Dr. Richard Scartozzi Dr. Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
15 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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What is a good way to prevent eye diseases when living with others?

What is a good way to prevent eye diseases when living with others?

Hand washing: Pink eye is highly contagious and spreads rapidly within groups. The best way to slow this is simply hand washing. I you or someone you know has pink eye, you should wash your hands frequently to help prevent touching your eyes with infectious fingers.

Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Does bad eyesight increase your chance of getting other visual or eye diseases later on in life?

Does bad eyesight increase your chance of getting other visual or eye diseases later on in life?

VISUAL PROBLEM: We consult the opthalmologist if we have visual problem so we avoid future eye problems later in life.

Dr. Jay Bradley Dr. Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
14 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

Dry eye: Dry eye can not be cured but can be treated. It is treated with artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you may need to see an eye doctor for prescription meds and/or punctal plugs.

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What besides carrots can you eat to help your eyes and prevent eye diseases?

What besides carrots can you eat to help your eyes and prevent eye diseases?

Green Leafy Veggies: Carrots have vitamin a. Your liver can store enough beta-carotene (vitamin a) for a year if you eat one carrot. Green leafy veggies contain anti-oxidants which may be helpful in preventing macular degeneration or at least in stabilizing it once it has started. Vitamin c may be helpful in preventing cataracts.

Dr. Alan Mindlin Dr. Mindlin
Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Can bad eyesight increase your chance of getting other eye diseases later on in life?

Can bad eyesight increase your chance of getting other eye diseases later on in life?

Unkown answer: Bad eyesight is a garbage pail nonspecific term. Much depends on more specificity including family " gifts" ' '.

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Why do eye diseases mostly occur in people who wear strong glasses or have problems since childhood?

Why do eye diseases mostly occur in people who wear strong glasses or have problems since childhood?

Not accurate: Since over half the population of the earth requires ocular correction in the form of glasses or contacts, it probably just seems to you that eye disease is more prevalent in eye glass wearers.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold Dr. Gold
Ophthalmology
49 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What are untreatable eye diseases that cause blindness?

What are untreatable eye diseases that cause blindness?

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.

Dr. Harris Cohen Dr. Cohen
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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