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How common is it for somebody to get acute angle closure glaucoma?

How common is it for somebody to get acute angle closure glaucoma?

Very uncommon: And preventable. One of the reasons we recommend routine yearly exams is to look for this problem, and prevent it. If narrow, occludable angles are found, a simple laser can eliminate the issue by creating an alternate pathway for fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more


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How probable is it for me to develop glaucoma?

How probable is it for me to develop glaucoma?

Prevalence: The prevalence of glaucoma depends on race, age, gender, certain disease states, genetics. For Blacks its about 3.4% compared to 1.9% for whites. Hispanics are about 1.5%. The prevalence increases with aging, female gender. Family history that is positive for the disease as well as increasing intraocular pressure that is determined to be unhealthy for the optic nerve are other contributors. ...Read more

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How likely is it for someone to develop glaucoma?

How likely is it for someone  to develop glaucoma?

Depends: In the general population of us adults over 40, about 1%. As your age your risk increases. If you have a family history or are in a high risk population group like african-americans, your risk is significantly increased. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

Not so common: Depends on your age, BP level- less than 1% of patients with moderate or gr 2 ( BP more than 160/100) high blood pressure will have renal artery stenosis or blockage. More common in caucasians than african americans.Usually don't have to screen for ras unless patient is on multiple medications , unable to tolerate medicines, severe high BP requiring hospitalization or kidney function is affected. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

How common is it for someone to need an open heart surgery?

Not too common: Thankfully not too common -- there is proper evaluation beforehand to see if heart surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get diabetic retinopathy?

How common is it for somebody to get diabetic retinopathy?

About one-third: The incidence of diabetic retinopathy is about 1/3 of diabetics according to government statistics. The condition is related to how well the diabetes is controlled and if you have controlled any tendency toward high blood pressure. Take care of both of these conditions and you are less likely to get the retinopathy. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get ear swelling?

Varied reasons: It could be from allergies or an infection of the ear. It may be part of a more generalized allergic reaction which needs to be e slushed and treated. There can be an infected cyst of the ear lobe or a foreign body reaction to an eating or piercing.There is also a condition call chondrodermatitis where the cartilage is swollen and needs to. E treated with oral medications. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get drooping eyelid?

How common is it for somebody to get drooping eyelid?

Drooping eyelid: This problem is common. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How likely is going blind from glaucoma with proper treatment?

How likely is going blind from glaucoma with proper treatment?

Very low: The majority of people with glaucoma maintain functional vision with appropriate medical treatment. The best thing you can do to help manage your glaucoma is to continue routine follow-up visits with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

Relatively uncommon: Each year in the United States: at least 1.4 million people sustain a tbi. Of these, about 50, 000 die, 235, 000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and released from an ed. Approximately 475, 000 tbis occur among children ages 0 to 14 years. Falls are the leading cause of tbi; rates are highest for children ages 0-4 and adults ages 75 or older. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

How common is it for somebody to get an aseptic joint effusion?

Traumatic inflammato: Occur more commonly than septic effusion they are both aseptic. ...Read more

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Sufferer of toloso hunt eye is blurred and wonky how long can it be expected to rectify ? Please roughly ?!

Sufferer of toloso hunt eye is blurred and wonky how long can it be expected to rectify ? Please roughly ?!

Recovery varies: Sorry to hear about your misfortune and having come down with this illness. I wish i could give you a timeframe for the recovery from this illness but from what i read recovery can take weeks to months. There is also unfortunately 30 to 40% relapse rate. I would recommend that you will address these scenarios with your treating physician. It appears that steroids play a major role in treatment. Chemotherapy agents such as Methotrexate or Imuran (azathioprine) are also used to suppress the immune response. Good luck to you. I know that you must be feeling miserable. I have had double vision in the past from a neurologic event and i know that was not a pleasant experience whatsoever. I wish you only the very best. ...Read more

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Is it possible for glaucoma to cause blindness? If so, how can this be prevented?

Yes: Glaucoma can cause blindness. Most cases of glaucoma if detected and treated will not result in blindness, or even further loss of vision. You need monitored and treated to prevent progression and/or blindness. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get chronic pain?

How common is it for somebody to get chronic pain?

Chronic Pain: It is not very common to get chronic pain but if it happens then need to consult someone who could look into underlying cause instead of prescribing pain killers. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get blood shot eyes?

How common is it for somebody to get blood shot eyes?

Not common: Most people go through life without getting eye problems blood shot eyes which usually are infectious or due to bleeding can happen to anyone, but need exposure or trauma to produce these. Other causes can also happen but mostly these happen infrequently. Don't worry but seek help if it happens to you. ...Read more

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