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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 eyes!: Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...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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