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Handling Eye Trauma Condition
Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more
How common are eye floaters in people under 40? Can physical over-exertion, rubbing eyes or swimming goggles be causes?
Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?
YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Most likely the eye injury will have damaged the eye enough that just doing lasik will not correct the vision enough, or sometimes the eye injury causes other problems that contraindicate getting lasik done. The best way to know if a good candidate for lasik is to have a preop eval. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Sometimes, in response to injury, the cornea will become cloudy, which can give it a blue-grey appearance. ...Read more
Std's: Eye contact with semen is contact of a potentially infectious fluid with a mucous membrane. Thus transmission of many stds can occur--a person infected with HPV may be infected with other diseases. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea--these can all be transmitted in this manner and enter the body through the eye. You should be checked for stds including HIV by your physician. ...Read more
In glaucoma is there any harm in rubbing your eyes, such as applying pressure to remove eye makeup?
No: Your floaters are inside your eyes' vitreous cavity and occur as a result of aging of the eye. Normally these gradually develop, but occasionally they can increase suddenly, usually associated with light flashes & a noticeable change in the quality of your vision. If this occurs, a dilated eye examination is important to rule out other problems causing the floaters, such as a tear in the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister optic nerve eye was damaged by trauma from a car accident , she lost her left eye vision , can the nerve repair it self with time ?
Depends: Scarring is rare from contact lens over wear which usually creates symptomatic surface changes for which the lens will be removed by most. The most common scar producing effect is corneal ulcer; a bacterial culture under the lens. Most of these are peripheral and after treatment the scar causes little change. But if the ulcer is central, the scar can cause great visual changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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