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Is it possible to go blind from getting poked in the eye?

Is it possible to go blind from getting poked in the eye?

It depends.: If you got punched or poked with a sharp object yes, the damage can be severe enough for significant vision loss so be careful! Read more

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Can I go blind after being poked in the eye?

Can I go blind after being poked in the eye?

Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemorrhage, retinal bruising, retinal tear, and retinal detachment. Any significant injury to the eye warrants evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out and treat complications. Read more

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Do you think I can go blind after a poke to the eye with a pen?

Do you think I can go blind after a poke to the eye with a pen?

Yes: Depends on the level of trauma. A pen can rupture the globe, cause a retinal tear or detachment, create retinal swelling, as well as many other potential problems. Blunt trauman injuries sucha as this require immediate examination. Read more

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Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't won't to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Bad injury center of the pupil now it healed with a white scare center of my vison should I have the transplant or live with it very worryed of rejecting don't won't to be blind its been long road just to get what I have almost lost the eye

Whether: Whether or not to have surgery is entirely your decision. You must determine with your surgeon, what your current level of vision is and how much your decreased vision is affecting your ability to live your life. You surgeon should be able to give you a run down on what potential your eye has of seeing better. A cornea transplant is a major surgery that requires many post-op visits and does carry with it some risk. So, you must weigh the benefits and the risks of going through this elective procedure. Read more

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I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

I have an astigmatism in my right eye, the eye doctor said only need to wear my glasses at night when I'm driving Can I get lazy eye or blind worried?

No: You obviously have a very minor astigmatism. Many people, some of the nicest and brightest (inc. Me, ahem!) have much worse astigmatism which is correctable with glasses. It does not cause lazy eye or blindness. Read more

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Are blind spots in the eye unique for each person?

Are blind spots in the eye unique for each person?

No: If you noticed a new blind spot you need to see an eye doc asap. Everyone has a blind spot (where is your optic nerve located) in the outer visual field of each eye which is not visible. Majority of people is unaware of it. Read more

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Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Not likely: Although you could definitely injure the eye. If this occurs, wash out the eye immediately with water. Then go to the nearest emergency department. Read more

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If a bullet grazed your face close to the eye, could it make you color blind?

If a bullet grazed your face close to the eye, could it make you color blind?

No: Color deficiency comes from inherited defects in the photoreceptors, or massive retinal loss from retinal illness (like advanced diabetes), optic nerve disease or rare strokes in the cerebral cortex affecting color. The bullet passage you described cannot be a cause. Read more

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Can chickenpox cause eye blindness. My brother has chickenpox in the eye. What should we do?

Can chickenpox cause eye blindness. My brother has chickenpox in the eye. What should we do?

Chicken pox: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus can be a complication of chickenpox. Depending on his symptoms- he may need treatment with an antiviral medication or a steroid. This article can help to determine when medical care is indicated: http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/herpes-viruses-eyes Read more

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Can you take the eye from a living donor and transplant to a blind person?

No: We can only transplant tissues (i.e. Cornea) not the whole eye. Cornea grafts have a high acceptance since they have a bit of immune privilege. Read more

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With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

With retinal detachment, are the signs a temporary blindness in the eye with flashing?

Could be: The symptoms you describe could be from a retinal detachment. If this condition is suspected, you should be evaluated immediately by an eye doctor. Read more

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Can the eye look like this when the person has night blindness?

Can the eye look like this when the person has night blindness?

Appearance normal: Night blindness is a retinal problem and does not affect the looks of the eyes. It is a functional issue only and can be discovered only by functional testing. Your ophthalmologist can help you with this. Read more

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What to do if I'm getting blind because the eye floaters or what ever they are?

What to do if I'm getting blind because the eye floaters or what ever they are?

Get it checked out: If you are having vision difficulties and/or floaters, you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for evaluation. Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coreal- transplant can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is coreal- transplant can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Sometimes: Corneal transplantation is the surgery in which a diseased cornea (the window at the front of the eye) is removed and replaced with a donor cornea. In eyes otherwise normal, with the cornea being the only block to good vision, the procedure can be remarkably vision improving. If the eye sees poorly from something else, than this will not work. Read more

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Can an untreated stye in the eye lead to blindness or serious diseases?

Can an untreated stye in the eye lead to blindness or serious diseases?

Not usually: Most styes do not lead to more serious infections. Treat a stye by applying a warm washclothe to it three or four times per day. If it does not resolve in a week, see an ophthalmologist. Read more

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What is a corneal transplant? Can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

What is a corneal transplant? Can it restore the eye sight of a person who is partially blind?

Yes, it can restore: vision, but it's a big procedure and needs to be done and managed by a corneal specialist who's familiar with doing the procedure and management. Post transplant care is important. Read more

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If the eye doc. Finds a tear in the retina on time can he prevent blindness or is it to late?

Retinal tear: Retinal tears can almost always be successfully treated with either laser or cryopexy (freezing) treatment. This will usually prevent progression to retinal detachment which usually requires more invasive surgical treatment. Read more

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