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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lack Of Blinking (Overview)

Lack of blinking occurs when one does not shut eyelids regularly. This can be seen with different conditions and can cause the eye to become too dry.


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
17 Doctors shared insights

Lack Of Blinking (Overview)

Lack of blinking occurs when one does not shut eyelids regularly. This can be seen with different conditions and can cause the eye to become too dry.


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Does lack of blinking cause any problems?

Does lack of blinking cause any problems?

Dry eyes: Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air. ...Read more

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Could lack of blinking be epilepsy?

Could lack of blinking be epilepsy?

Unlikely: Epilepsy is alteration of consciousness. Lack of blinking is not a usual sign of any seizure disorder, but can be seen in parkinson's patients. Have an eye doctor check your tearing system, to make sure you do not have sjogren's or other lid closure problems. ...Read more

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Does lack of blinking cause any problems?

Dry eyes: Blinking wets the front of the eye, which is dried by contact with air. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lack of blinking?

What is the definition or description of: Lack of blinking?

Lack of blinking: Lack of blinking occurs when one does not shut eyelids regularly. This can be seen with different conditions and can cause the eye to become too dry. ...Read more

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What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

What are causes of infrequent or lack of eye blinking?

Uncommon: The blink rate goes down with concentrated attention such as computer work. No blinking at all is pathologic and will cause corneal opacitification due to dryness. That could be due to lid trauma with scarring or neurologic damage (rare). Blinking is automatic and not really under conscious control for more than a few moments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unable to blink?

Unable to blink: Blinking is primarily involuntary shutting /opening of eyes. Lack of blinking can be seen in different medical conditions (i.e., catatonia). ...Read more

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What might happen if you were unable to blink? Would you go blind?

What might happen if you were unable to blink? Would you go blind?

Surface dryness: The purpose of the blink is to spread tears across the surface of the eye to keep it properly wet. If you can't blink the surface of the eye can dry out causing severe infection, ulceration and even the loss of vision. ...Read more

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Slept with contacts, unable to blink!? How long should I stick my head underwater?

Slept with contacts, unable to blink!? How long should I stick my head underwater?

Don't!: If you created a corneal abrasion by contact lens abuse do not expose your eyes to tap water. It contains bacteria and possibly an ameba that can cause severe corneal ulceration and vision loss. See an eye md immediately! ...Read more

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Slept with contacts now unable to blink! Panicking. Can I drive to er?

Slept with contacts now unable to blink! Panicking. Can I drive to er?

Get a driver: First of all don't go to er with eye injury. Seek an eye md immediately. Any reputable ophthalmologist will have you come in immediately. ...Read more

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Why some people are unable to blink their eyes?

Several causes: Nerve problems like bells palsy, vii cranial nerve palsy, and parkinsonism are the most likely and common causes of poor blinking or inability to close the eyes. Patient should see an eye md for diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more

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Why people are unable to blink their eyes if dry?

Why people are unable to blink their eyes if dry?

Lack of lubrication: Your tears act like the oil in the engine. They lubricate the surface of the eye with t= a combination of water, oil and protein. The proper balance of these three componant is necessary for the proper lubrication. When the eye is dry, the lubrication does not occur and the eyelid surface sticks to the eyeball surface. The blink becomes painful by scratching the corneal surface. ...Read more

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Which are possible causes for lack or emotion, or losing emotion?

Which are possible causes for lack or emotion, or losing emotion?

What are you losing?: Many things that used to upset me no longer do so. That's part of growing up and becoming smarter. I've taken adversity more in stride and that's good. If you feel drained of emotional energy and are no longer enjoying yourself, you are perhaps dysthymic / depressed and/or physically ill (thyroid and adrenal disease can do this). Get checked. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

Terrified of being left, forgotten, abandoned. Engaged. Both severely insecure and over confident. Lack sense of identity, personality wise. Help?

See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of a lack of vitiam D?

What are symtoms of a lack of vitiam D?

Bone pains: Bone pains and muscle weakness are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is produced in the body in response to skin exposure to sunlight. Natural sources of this vitamin are animal based fish, fish oil, egg yolk, cheese, fortified milk etc. Your doctor can also recommend Vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer did Henrietta Lacks actually have?

What kind of cancer did Henrietta Lacks actually have?

Henrietta Lacks: According to the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Mrs Lacks had an aggressive form of cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What are signs of lack of nutrients?

What are signs of lack of nutrients?

Nutrient deficiency: Many signs of nutrient deficiencies occur. Depends on the nutrient.
Protein malnutrition results in kwashiorkor; hypoglycemia can result from inadequate carbohydrates before vigorous, prolonged exercise. B12 deficiency can result in numbness and tingling of the extremities and dementia. Vitamin d deficiency can cause loss of height, bone fractures, fatigue, infections and cancers. ...Read more

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What happens when the body lacks erythrocytes?

What happens when the body lacks erythrocytes?

Anemia can occur: If the number of red blood cells (erythrocytes) is low. ...Read more

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Do you think if I had the same problem as henrietta lacks would I have a case in the modern day.

Yes: Henrietta lacks issue came in an era of early development of patient safeguards and physician responsibility. Currently such things are unlikely to happen and there is precedent about the "owning" of tissue removed from your body that was not present in her era of the early 1950's. ...Read more

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I lack emotions is this bad?

I lack emotions is this bad?

Requires counseling: I suggest speaking to your physician and a clinical psychologist for evaluation of depression and lack of emotion. I would also suggest a comprehensive medical examination and blood testing to rule out underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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What condition causes lack of common sense?

Common sense: If common sense actually existed, no one would be talking about it, and why? Because it would truly be common, in the most fundamental sense of the word. Now, having said that, people have radically different minds, and what gets top priority and is perfectly logical to one person may completely flummox another. Not that one form of logic is better or worse that the other; they are just different. ...Read more

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Diseases caused by lack of proper nutririon?

Diseases caused by lack of proper nutririon?

Pretty much anything: These range from inflammatory conditions to autoimmune to cardiovascular to mental health. The evidence is growing. Eat your vegetables, fruits, whole grains (unless gluten sensitive), a little lean animal protein. No junk. The younger you start, the better. Find an anti-inflammatory food pyramid:
http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid. Html
good question! ...Read more

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Is lacks of hormones causing memory shortage?

Is lacks of hormones causing memory shortage?

Could be...: There are lots of reasons for memory loss or "brain fog". At your age, though, by far the most common would be perimenopause. You should have a thorough checkup and have your hormone levels checked. If the memory "shortage" is very severe, cognitive testing would also be important especially if you have a family history of any kind of dementia or you are diabetic. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for lack of vitamiin d?

What are the symptoms for lack of vitamiin d?

Fatigue: Aches, pains. It tends to lower your pain threshold. It also tends to cause weight gain by adversely effecting fat metabolism. ...Read more

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Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of many emotions/expression? What causes it?

Lack of emotions: Depression is one cause of disconnection from emotions. Also the numbing phase of ptsd is another. Some people with dissociative disorders experience a lack of emotions. Some psychotic people are disconnected from emotions as well. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist about your concerns. ...Read more