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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If myopia is the root cause of many eye diseases (tears, detachments), then are there ways to fix myopia (elongation of the globe)?

If myopia is the root cause of many eye diseases (tears, detachments), then are there ways to fix myopia (elongation of the globe)?

Not really: Attempts of various sorts have been tried to re-inforce the globe and apply drops and systemic medication to limit the growth. All of these have failed. Your best bet is to get frequent examinations to ward off any problems or damages. ...Read more

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What are inoperable eye diseases that cause blindness?

What are inoperable eye diseases that cause blindness?

Usually genetic: Such conditions as retinitis pigmentosa, leber's hereditary optic rophy, tay-sachs disease, albinism, and others. We do not yet have answers to these conditions. That is why it is important to choose your parents very carefully. ...Read more

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Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Eye diseases like cataracts or macular degeneration, what are these caused by?

Multiple factors: The adult form of these are mostly age-related. But things like genetics, environmental factors, overall health and diet, smoking, can make these worse. ...Read more

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What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

What are eye diseases caused by lack of vitamins?

Extreme Dryness: Complete lack of vitamin a will cause the surface of the eye to dry out. However, eating one carrot a year will prevent this. ...Read more

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Doc said right optic nerve is bigger than left. Said it was normal but I forgot to ask what cause that? She didn't see any eye diseases just allergies.

Doc said right optic nerve is bigger than left. Said it was normal but I forgot to ask what cause that? She didn't see any eye diseases just allergies.

Just an observation: People are not symmetrical and thus it is not that surprising to find different sizes. If there is no pathology or inflammation, it is just a simple observation with no medical significance. ...Read more

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I see starbursts around traffic/street lights. Why? Been couple of wks, I had eye exam Month ago. Eye doc didn't see any eye diseases. Said allergies.

I see starbursts around traffic/street lights. Why? Been couple of wks, I had eye exam Month ago. Eye doc didn't see any eye diseases. Said allergies.

One eye?: Is this affecting one eye or both? Try covering one eye to determine. This will help determine the problem better. Also, does it vary when you blink? ...Read more

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I have a dark spot in my vision, what could this be? The optometrist that I saw said that my eyes looked good, no retinal detachment or eye diseases

I have a dark spot in my vision, what could this be? The optometrist that I saw said that my eyes looked good, no retinal detachment or eye diseases

Floaters: If your eye exam is normal and it moves within your vision it is probably a floater. These are benign pieces of protein in the vitreous humor of the eye that casts a shadow on the retina. These have a tendency to move in and out of the visual field. ...Read more

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Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?

Age Related: All of those conditions are predominantly age related, although all can occur less often in young people. ...Read more

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Would an eye surgery doctor know a lot about eye diseases or and eye doctor who specialize in eye diseases?

Would an eye surgery doctor know a lot about eye diseases or and eye doctor who specialize in eye diseases?

Both would know: An ophthalmology residency gives extensive training regarding both diseases and surgeries of the eye. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Had a big swollen blood vessell in right eyes eye doctor said all she see is allergies. No eye diseases. Alaway OTC. How long before I see results?

Had a big swollen blood vessell in right eyes eye doctor said all she see is allergies. No eye diseases. Alaway OTC. How long before I see results?

Antihistamine eye dr: Alaway eye drops contain ketotifen, an antihistamine, which can last up to 12 hours. If effective, you should notice a difference in several days. There are other different medications that could work too. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is fuchs eye disease?

Two answers: Professor Fuchs described many different eye findings. The two conditions that bear his name are Fuchs dystrophy of the cornea, an age-related deterioration of the endothelial cells lining the inside of the cornea and leading to cloudy vision in some. The other is Fuchs cyclitis, an inflammatory condition of the eye leading to cataract and glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could my eye disease be affected by smoking?

Could my eye disease be affected by smoking?

Yes: Smoking can worsen many eye diseases, including dry eye, thyroid eye disease, macular degeneration, etc. Ask your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Steroid/other meds help symptoms: not cure. ...Read more

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Please suggest me remedies for eye disease glaucoma?

Please suggest me remedies for eye disease glaucoma?

Eye drops: There are number of eye drops that treat glaucoma. Laser and surgery are also used. You need to see an ophthalmologist and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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What do people do to cope with pterygium eye disease?

What do people do to cope with pterygium eye disease?

Pterygium treatments: Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com; Other ways to help decrease symptoms: cold artificial tears, nsaid drops, low dose or hi dose steroids (though risk of glaucoma, cataract); surgery is only real way to remove. ...Read more

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I have. An eye disease called keraticonis. Is there a cure for that eye disease.?

I have. An eye disease called keraticonis. Is there a cure for that eye disease.?

Not yet: Improvements are being made in treatment and the current popular which you can discuss with your corneal specialist is riboflavin treatment which helps stabilize the apparently loose connections of the protein composition in this condition. I am sure more work will eventually discover the cause but not quite yet. ...Read more