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Usually not: If the vision in one eye is normal, the lowered vision in the fellow eye will not impede academic achievement. There is little in academics that requires excellent vision in both eyes. The only areas affected would be those requiring stereoscopic vision. I have know doctors, lawyers, engineers and professors who have a lazy (amblyopic) eye. ...Read more
A lot.: Kids seem to be over "busy" with activities, school work and sports that fill all their days and waking hours. Keep in mind children need time to "unwind" just like adults and that sometimes they need time to do, well nothing or just have unstructured play time. Talk to your child to see what is bothering her. Revisit the activities and see what you need to do to decrease stress and improve school. ...Read more
Have macular pucker in both eyes stage 2. Blurry driving and using computer but not reading a book, newspaper or watching tv. Why?
Depends on location: It depends on the location of the epiretinal membrane causing your macular pucker. Reading vision primarily depends on what is happening in your fovea. if the membrane is not affecting the fovea, you will read fine, but see blur elsewhere. Because most people describe macular pucker as distortion rather than blur, consider that the blur may also have other causes like cataract. ...Read more
Porn: Not necessarily porn, but any video watching or other behavior that becomes "addictive" can impact life negatively. One may stay up too late, miss appointments, not be responsible, etc. Please keep an eye on that. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My 12 yr. Old son falls asleep doing schoolwork, homework, and chores; but is alert when watching t.V. Or playing video games, is this adhd?
Maybe: Tv and video games are geared for a 4 second attention span. Most 2 year olds have longer attention spans than that. The 4 second attention span keeps your son alert via a neural reflex. It also lowers his attention span for the real world. Research states of those who watch 1 hour a day 9% will lower their attention span to add levels. 2 hours lowers 18% and 3 hrs 27%. Limit both to 45 min/day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can 5 hour energy drinks give guys the energy to improve a man's sexual performance, especially when he cannot stay erect?
No: Energy drinks are unlikely to help you in the way that you describe. ...Read more
Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?
Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more
Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?
No: Watching movies might affect your mind, but it won't hurt your eyes. ...Read more
Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?
Nothing wrong: Speaking as a potential "one of those guys" there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary with this senario. Next time, why don't you ask to join them? ...Read more
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more
PacificIslander, 6'1', 297lbs built like a linebacker, has no known conditions, VERY drowsy driving 20-30 mins, recently blackedout while driving.
ER: unexplained fainting is a medical emergency- you can get killoed or kill someone else while driving. I suggest immediate hospital evaluation and DON"T DRIVE AT ALL. ...Read more
Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more
Definitely could: Playing any sort of video games (or having screen time) before bed is likely to negatively impact sleep- these games make the brain "wake up" and its hard then to calm down to go to sleep. Violent games may cause the child to be have scary thoughts before bed and make it tough to fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IMHO . . .: 1st we need to define static vs dynamic. http://thesportjournal.org/article/do-static-sport-athletes-and-dynamic-sport-athletes-differ-in-their-visual-focused-attention/ lists soccer & volleyball as dynamic w/track & field plus gymnastics as static. I have only read about kitesurfing but it appears rather dynamic to me. Check out http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:239141/FULLTEXT01.pdf. ...Read more
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