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Is It Possible To Have Vision Loss From Allergic Reaction In Eye
Rarely: Most reactions to airborne allergens, while uncomfortable and annoying, primarily affect your conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye and lines the inner eyelids. The most common symptoms are itching & watering though blurry vision sometimes occurs. Rare reactions associated with eczema or other conditions can cause severe inflammation that may affect your eyesight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Maybe: Depending on your definition of loss of vision, and whether you are talking about an eye allergy or a systemic allergy, it is possible. Blurred vision is not uncommon in eye allergies, and also when treating allergies with oral antihistamines. A systemic allergic reaction should not cause vision loss (darkened vision). This should be immediately evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry eyes due to stevens johnson syndrome(drug-allergic).Is there a chance this will lead to permanent vision loss?
Two eye drs. Looking at visual field test result. One dr says it is normal & other says there's peripheral vision loss. Why the difference of opinion?
Interpretation: Interpretation of visual field change is somewhat subjective. As many as 5 cosequetive visual fields are necessary to show change over time. Peripheral changes can have a lot of "noise" in deciding whether or not it is real defect or not. Repetition of field testing and confirmation of defect over time is more accurate. Even then, there are many factors that can interfere in vf assessment. ...Read more
My sister has hyperthyroidism, but without goiter and no eye problem (no eye protrusion or vision loss) , what can be the possible causes?
That's what: Hyperthyroidism is. A certain kind of hyperthyroidism, known as graves' disease, is usually associated with goiter and can have eye problems -- but good old, garden variety hyperthyroidism is just an overactive thyroid. We don't know the cause, it just occurs in a certain percentage of people. ...Read more
Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?
Multiple causes: If this just happened, it is an emergency and you should go to your ophthalmologist or to an er quickly. The causes include retinal detachment, vascular occlusive disease, optic nerve disease, various changes in the brain as well as other eye conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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