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Can excessive masturbation cause loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Can excessive masturbation cause loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

No: This is an "old wives tale" which comes up from time to time. There is no relationship between mastubation and eye sight level. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Can blepharitis cause vision impairment?

Yes: Blepharitis or dandruff of the eyelids can affect the tear film, thus degrading a patients vision. See your eye doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation causes loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Can excessive masturbation causes loss of eye sight leading to blindness?

Masturbation-blind: No. This is a myth that many young people believe is true. Masturbation is normal and does not cause any risk to health. ...Read more

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Hyphema can cause blurring of vision?

Yes: Hyphema is blood in the space between the cornea and lens (called the anterior chamber). Blood in this location will prevent light from focusing on the retina properly and can cause blurred vision. ...Read more

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Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Cataract ; dizziness: In general, the eyes don't cause dizziness. If cataracts are really significant enough to cause a lot of vision loss, then the strain to see things better could cause some lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Maybe: If you are exhausted it is possible to have blurry vision. Not really certain what you mean by distortion but it can be difficult to see normally, especially in the night with extreme sleep deprivation ...Read more

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Cause of peripheral vision loss?

No: If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, you should be evaluated for glaucoma, optic nerve disease, or a possible mass or infiltrative lesion. ...Read more

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Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Can having poor vision cause severe dizziness?

Possible: If the prescription between the two eyes are significantly different, you could feel off-balance. This would most commonly occur following cataract surgery in one eye. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Yes: The cause of visual obstruction can be excess skin, but usually it is also drooping of the brow. It can be corrected by removing the excess skin with or without a brow lift. A consultation with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery would be beneficial to determine what is required to completely correct your concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause temporary vision impairment?

What could cause temporary vision impairment?

Many things: I am guessing that there was a drop in the vision for a short period of time, less than several hours and then restoration to normal. This is age and health dependent but could include vascular insults, embolic events, optic nerve dysfunction, hypotension and a variety of other things. If this has happened only once, you can wait it out but if it happens repeatedly, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Potentially: If eyes become dry due to lack of sleep - this may lead to visual blurring. It can cause eye spasms too (myokymia) ...Read more

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What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

What can cause temporary blindness and blurred vision?

Numerous causes: An ophthalmologist is needed here, and should check for retinal detachment, glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, blood pressure issues (both up and down), and other intracranial issues. Do not delay, this needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can untreated conjunctivitis lead to loss of vision?

Can untreated conjunctivitis lead to loss of vision?

Depends upon cause : if it is trachoma it can foundational causes blindness. Typically other forms of conjunctivitis rarely cause blindness. ...Read more

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Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Could glasses/contacts cause permanent vision changes?

Not really: Both glasses and contact are corrective devices for vision correction. It help a person to see clear by correcting refractive error. A person's vision could change with time or under certain conditions. Then the person will need to adjust his/her correction with new glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause impaired vision temporarily?

Can a migraine cause impaired vision temporarily?

Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as your trigger to immediately take an abortive medication (nsaids or a triptan), as early aboritve treatment is much more effective than waiting until the headache proper appears. ...Read more

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Is blurred vision due to hypertension reversible?

Is blurred vision due to hypertension reversible?

Yes but: Most blurred vision is not due to HTN and, thus, won't improve with control of the bp. Very severely elevated BP may cause blurred vision and that is reversible with control of the bp. ...Read more

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Can nearsidedness cause eyestrain and double vision?

Yes: Myopia, or nearsightedness, can cause blurred vision and eyestrain. Some people interpret blurred vision as double vision. Real double vision means seeing two of everything and is not caused by myopia. ...Read more