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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
1M people helped
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What is a good way to prevent eye diseases when living with others?

David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
1M people helped
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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Dr. Ward Dean
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38 years in practice
809K people helped
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David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
1M people helped
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What are the most common eye diseases in kids?

David Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
7M people helped
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Need expert help here. What are the most common eye diseases?

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
455K people helped
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
455K people helped
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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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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What kinds of eye diseases are there?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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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Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
7M people helped
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Can you tell me about eye diseases?

Dr. Tim Conrad
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
7M people helped
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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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Can there be any eye diseases that can result in death?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
47 years in practice
32M people helped
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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Dr. David Kira
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
16 years in practice
988K people helped
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Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Dr. David Kira
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
16 years in practice
988K people helped
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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Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
13 years in practice
6M people helped
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What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
13 years in practice
6M people helped
What can I do to cure dry eyes as a result of eye diseases?

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 more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
4M people helped
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Could the computer give any eye diseases.?

Dr. Jon Fishburn
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
25 years in practice
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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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