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Sun Blindness Symptoms
Looked at the sun for 2 seconds taking a pic with my cel. But closed my eyes right away. Can I get blind now I'm really afraid. How soon symptoms show?
Unlikely: What you need is reassurance about what happened to you. You momentarily had the sun imaged on your eye but your pupillary response is fractions of a second and your avoidance of bright light is also active. So you probably never had enough sunlight at one spot on your retina to do any damage. You can check by looking at a grid graph paper with each eye and see if the grid is intact. ...Read more
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Varied: Vision loss can present in a # of ways. Difficulty at night can be an early sign. Loss of central vision gives trouble reading and recognizing faces. Peripheral vision loss causes bumping into things. ...Read more
In Eye of beholder: Vision is divided into central and peripheral types. Symptoms of central visual problems include blurriness/fuzziness of objects despite best efforts to focus on them down the center. Trouble seeing things to the side or bumping into things may signal trouble in the periphery. Flashes of light, dulling of colors, inability to correct vision with glasses and failing night vision are other symptoms. ...Read more
No: This is definitely not recommended. It is uncomfortable and most would not due it. It sometimes is done for religious purposes and by people under "the influence". The eyes focuses the sunlight and damages a portion of the retina where it is focused in a non-specific way so all receptors are damaged and color blindness does not result, just a loss of a portion of the visual field. ...Read more
It would occur: Within minutes to hours. Don't look at the sun, doing so can permanently damage your eyes. ...Read more
How long did you look at the sun?
How long have the spots persisted?
See and ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I looked at the sunset with binoculars for 1 or less seconds by accident. Can I go blind? What can happen? What should I look for as symptoms? : (
No: Staring at the sun or other sources of bright light can cause solar retinopathy. This is a condition where the photo-receptors in the center of the retina become damaged, limiting the visual acuity. It cannot lead to total blindness. If you have no symptoms of decreased vision at this time, I would not be concerned. ...Read more
Color loss: Certain colors such as green and red may be difficult to distinguish while others such as blue and yellow may not. I suggest you read the book by oliver sacks, M.D. Called the "island of the colorblind." his insight is fantastic as both a neurologist and one who had experienced occasional bouts of colorblindness associated with ocular migraines. ...Read more
Not much: If an eye is truly blind, in most cases, there is no way to reverse the loss of vision. If only in one eye, you should be extra careful with the other eye, and be examined frequently. The "symptom" of true blindness is lack of light perception but there are varying degrees of vision loss, some of which can be improved with treatment. ...Read more
Peripheral vision: Night blindness - usually means deficiency of vision in low light situations, like finding a seat in a dark movie theater, bumping into things in the dark. There is an effect on the rods, or light and dark sensing cells in the retina. A specialized test can be done to make sure these cells are working well, it's called a (dark adapted) electro-retinogram. ...Read more
No: However looking at the sun with your eyes open can do it. ...Read more
My 77 year old mom is having vision trouble. She describers her symptoms as looking out through a mini-blind?
? TIA: She is at risk for a possible stroke, as if this is transient, if may indicated decreased blood flow through retinal artery, but if constant, could be completed event, or ocular problem, such as cataract, glaucoma, retinal detachment. She needs immediate full evaluation, do not hesitate. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
What happens if I was to look straight into the sun during daytime, how long would I need to be staring at the sun to go blind?
I have had the same symptoms, only like that when I sweat. I have looked online til I'm blind lol I started out thinking it was demodex. Then as time passed and I researched and studied what I was seeing, and I stumbled upon a professor giving lessons on
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Color mistakes: Color blindness (we call it deficiency) causes failure to distinguish colors along certain patterns of confusion. So a red-green deficient person cannot make that distinction between objects of those shades. From a practical standpoint, color deficiency is a bar to certain occupations such as fruit grader, electronics assembly, some law enforcement jobs, certain types of painting, etc. ...Read more
Inability to see: Cortical blindness is loss of acuity due to damage to the occipital lobe of the brain. This can be a birth defect or an acquired vascular defect. If at birth, the child will show no recognition of the space around him, the eyes usually will dance (nystagmus) and will not track together. As an adult, the eyes cannot fixate, the pupils usually react to light but no vision will be reported. ...Read more
Depends: Why would you do this? The eye will try and avoid the pain of looking at the sun and the pupil will constrict as much as it can to limit the damage. The eye will focus the sunlight on the most critical parts of the back of the eye and the time to have damage would depend upon light intensity (is it mid-day; is there smog?) and upon the steadiness of the fixation. ...Read more
Accidentally looked at the sun directly for a couple seconds. Can see fine, , just hurts a bit. Should I be worried about this? Don't want to blind.
Probably no harm: Very difficult to look at the actual bright sun without your eye unconsciously shifting its gaze so no damage occurs. Look up "Amsler" grid on the internet and see if your perception of the grid (following instructions) reveals any abnormalities (which I doubt). Probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Color blindnes: A color blind person does not know of his problem until he compares himself with others. The visual acuity is usually normal. Color recognition is diminished along the axis of confusion for the type of deficiency. If you have this you could not be employed in color dependent occupations such as microcomponent assembly or fruit grading. ...Read more
The same: Inherited color blindness does not have early symptoms but is the same throughout life. It becomes known when the color deficient person compares his recognition with others. Color blindness can also occur with advancing retinal pathology like untreated diabetic retinopathy and rarely brain stroke issues. ...Read more
School age: Most color deficiency of the more severe type is recognized in art activities in elementary school when inappropriate color matches are made. Milder forms of color deficiency are frequently not noticed until adulthood and in some cases not at all as the recognition failure can be very subtle with little practical import. ...Read more
Get an eye exam: First, if you are having eye pain you should get an eye exam. Sometimes it doesn't even come from the eyes themselves, but rather sinuses, etc. Only with an exam can you get a diagnosis, or at least the reassurance that your eyes are ok. Second, most eye problems are treatable and do not lead to blindness except in the worst cases. But, if there is no diagnosis, there can be no treatment. ...Read more
I didn't realize that I had turn my baby's car seat towards the sun. It was directly in her eyes and very bright. She is 4 mnths. Will it blind her?
How can someone go blind from chlamydia? Wouldn't symptoms appear way before this point? When I had it, I had pain in my penis within a month or so
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more