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Is the phthisis bulbi process (from slight distortion to total enucleation) gradual or sudden? Can it be caused by blunt trauma?
End stage of eye: Phthisis is the technical term for an eye which has lost its internal ability to maintain health. Such eyes are blind, and get that way from advanced disease, infection, and severe trauma. It can be gradual in most cases but sometimes trauma can cause this to happen rapidly. It is usually very symptomatic and your ophthalmolgist can help you with this. ...Read more
I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, being left eye dominant, my right has shrunk over 35 yrs (phthisis or atrophy). What is the latest treatment?
No new treatments: Unfortunately, there are no new treatments available for phthisis bulb. The atrophied eye has become disorganized and non-functional. If the eye has become cosmetically unacceptable options can include cosmetic contact lenses or a prosthetic shell which can be custom designed to fit over the shrunken eye and to look like the other eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme disease: Phthisis is the end result of profound trauma or significant, unremitting internal eye disease in which the eye essentially shuts down, the blood supply diminishes and the eye can become red and painful or shrink down. You therefore would need significant trauma or illness to get it. Hopefully this is not in your future. ...Read more
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Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more
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