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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

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 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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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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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

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