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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
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
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
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
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
VISUAL PROBLEM: We consult the opthalmologist if we have visual problem so we avoid future eye problems later in life. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Here is a good one:: Http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/conditions/.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I can hear my right eye blink sometimes. But had eye exam recently and eyes fine. So why? I did have allergies, but no eye diseases, other diseases.
Good news: Also, your hearing is excellent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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
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
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
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
Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?
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?
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
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
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
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