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Highly Contagious Eye Diseases
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dry eye: Dry eye can not be cured but can be treated. It is treated with artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you may need to see an eye doctor for prescription meds and/or punctal plugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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