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What exactly is phthisis bulbi?

What exactly is phthisis bulbi?

Great question!: Phthisis bulbl is wasting away or destruction of the eye. It can be due to disease or injury. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthisis_bulbi ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can you tell me about pthisis bulbi and how can you get it?

Can you tell me about pthisis bulbi and how can you get it?

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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Can any doc tell me what's pthisis bulbi and how can you get it?

Can any doc tell me what's pthisis bulbi and how can you get it?

Eye degeneration: This is the condition of a degenerating eye which has suffered extreme intrinsic disease like untreated diabetic retinopathy or has had severe traumatic with disruption of the internal contents. This frequently will become uncomfortable and may require eye removal. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

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Can i smoke ??

Can i smoke ??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe ?

Is lead safe ?

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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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, i don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that i can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain. But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

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