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When do people first started showing signs of possibly being color blind?

When do people first started showing signs of possibly being color blind?

Generally teen years: The color vision of someone with color deficiency is natural to them until they start to compare their color vision with others. This can occur in later childhood but usually occurs in the teen years. ...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 would be the signs if I am going blind?

What would be the signs if I am going blind?

Get an eye exam: The term "blindness" can be interpreted in many different ways. Central vision can be impaired by a simple need for glasses, and the problem can be easily solved. Peripheral vision loss is more unusual, and typically does have an underlying cause of more significance. Only through an eye exam can a disease process by diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Signs of child being color blind?

Signs of child being color blind?

Depends upon age: Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of going blind?

What are the signs and symptoms of going blind?

Varied: Vision loss can present in a # of ways. Difficulty at night can be an early sign. Loss of central vision gives trouble reading and recognizing faces. Peripheral vision loss causes bumping into things. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

Sometimes I get floaters in the morning. Not a lot of them, but very thin/small floaters. No vision loss. Sign of going blind?

Floaters: Most floaters are caused by small flecks of protein called Collagen. Some causes can be injury to eye, high sugar in blood, aura of migraine headaches, but in your age & with no other symptoms or worsening of vision, you most likely have none of the above. If symptoms develop, consult eye doctor. ...Read more

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Friend's top part of bedroom window open 1/2 inch all nite. horizontal blinds were down. No screen. Afraid a bat flew in? Rabies? No sign of bats.

Friend's top part of bedroom window open 1/2 inch all nite. horizontal blinds were down. No screen. Afraid a bat flew in? Rabies? No sign of bats.

? stop freaking out: You would know if bat bit you, even at night. The blinds were in place, so the boat's radar would not perceive that window as open. A bat didn't bother you last night and you don't need rabies shots. I'd be more worried about the mosquitoes that came in and what they are carrying. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors show up first as blind spot in your vision?

Do brain tumors show up first as blind spot in your vision?

No: A blind spot would more likely represent eye disease but should be evaluated immediately by eye md. ...Read more

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Are lots of black floaters a sign you are going blind, why can I mostly see them only in my left eye? Been seeing them for a year now.

Are lots of black floaters a sign you are going blind, why can I mostly see them only in my left eye? Been seeing them for a year now.

See ophthalmologist: The floaters are not a sign of imminent blindness, but might represent a vitreous detachment. Best to uncover what is occurring and treat as necessary. An ophthalmology examination is a good starting point. ...Read more

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I had medical abortion July 9,my first period started August 5 and I still little blinding like last day of menstruation but still has.is that normal?

I had medical abortion July 9,my first period started August 5 and I still little blinding like last day of menstruation but still has.is that normal?

Yes: Your cycle can be irregular after having a miscarriage or a medical abortion. I would wait and see what next month's cycle is like. Could be that there was excess lining and it's just taking the body a little extra time to shed it. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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I had my first ocular migraine I am now terrified of going blind or losing my vision. Causing me major panic attacks. Mri three years ago was normal.

I had my first ocular migraine I am now terrified of going blind or losing my vision. Causing me major panic attacks. Mri three years ago was normal.

Doesn't cause blind: Many people experience migraine with aura, what some doctors and patients call "ocular migraine." Certainly is alarming to patients the first time it happens, but rest assured it doesn't cause blindness. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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Intense heart beats(192/min) +high body temperature & blindness, the dr told me to take magnesuim pills and these are stress signs, i'm not convinced?

Intense heart beats(192/min) +high body temperature & blindness, the dr told me to take magnesuim pills and these are stress signs, i'm not convinced?

Neither am I: Please get to see an internist as soon as possible. Your symptoms are very serious and need prompt attention. ...Read more

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With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

Could be: The symptoms you describe could be from a retinal detachment. If this condition is suspected, you should be evaluated immediately by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Is the first time I see a hsv-2 lesion in the eye, can still cause blindness? What OTC can I use to relief the pain and fast healing?

Taking a risk: How do you know this is HSV-2? Do you have it elsewhere? Herpes on the eye can be destructive and can scar, affecting the final vision permanently. Do you see a white spot on the cornea? and especially if you are a contact lens wearer? This could be an ulcer which could be dangerous. No OTC products will touch these types of infection. See your ophthalmologist quiickly. ...Read more

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Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Head pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision for over 3 years without a diagnosis in a 36 year-old, with empty sella on MRI.....?

Empty Sella Syndrome: This case most likely constitutes Empty Sella Syndrome (ESS), which can be associated with Pseudotumor Cerebri. Next step is to get a full endocrinology workup, especially examining pituitary hormone levels. A full ophthalmological/retinal exam and lumbar puncture can also be done to evaluate further. Treatment can then be devised based on these test and examination results. ...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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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