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Is Blindness From Hie Reversible
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Patient had eye inflammation&her doctor give her cortisone eyedrops later she became blind
is it reversible by doing surgery?
What's ur suggestion?
Maybe it's Cataracts: I am so sorry for your friend's trouble. Steroids have been implicated in the production of cataracts--which definitely can be a contributing factor for blindness and might lend itself to surgical relief. Glaucoma (or increased eye pressure) would also be of concern. Schedule an appt. With an ophthalmologist at the closest medical university as soon as possible to discern if surgery is an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blindness: Self induced blindness is very rare and may be associated with mental illness. Pressure on the eyes can result in central retinal artery occlusion. Not controlling blood sugars in diabetes and not controlling hypertension can result in self inflicted blindness. The real question is why would anyone make themselves blind? Psychiatric care should be considered. ...Read more
Testing: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision. ...Read more
Depends: A common source of such phenomena is alterations in the health and architecture of the macula, the area of central sharp vision. This can last a long time. Temporary changes can occur due to migraines and vascular changes. There are many other causes so if this is occurring, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Sadly people go blind from injury, strokes, intrinsic eye disease, inherited eye disease and other factors. When this happens you need an answer as to why and whether it is reversible from your ophthalmologist. Otherwise, if permanent, then you will need assistance for the blind from the proper organizations. ...Read more
20/200: or less in the "better eye"...There are recent "refinements" as to what measurement device is used You would best be seen by a Board Certified Opthamologist for a better definition and or Diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Assist the blind: The va hospitals have rehabilitation programs for a variety of dysfunctions and blindness is one of the core programs. Your va ophthalmologist can direct you to this assistance which is a valuable part of their program. ...Read more
Vision loss: Bindness is a spectrum from loss of all light perception (total blindness), to varying degrees of loss meeting legal standards - vision lower than 20/200 or a visual field less than 10 degrees in extent. The causes vary - some are reversible, some treatable to prevent worsening, and some permanent. Your ophthalmologist should see you to evaluate your category and treat if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not: Technically, statutory blindness is a vision of 20/200 or worse with your best corrected vision. There is no limit to the strength of your corrective lenses as long as they can get your vision better than 20/200. Some states additionally define blindness as a severe restriction of the visual field, even with 20/20 vision and no glasses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
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