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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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. Gregory Moneta
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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