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Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

Could a lazy eye with 6/18 visual acuity affect academic performance.?

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

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How may school stress or other stress affect a child's performance at school?

How may school stress or other stress affect a child's performance at school?

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

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Have macular pucker in both eyes stage 2. Blurry driving and using computer but not reading a book, newspaper or watching tv. Why?

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

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Watching porn can be affecting intelectual capability, ability to learn new things or memory?

Watching porn can be affecting intelectual capability, ability to learn new things or memory?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

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

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Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

Can watching small screens (phones, portable consoles, games) cause eye damage or blindness?

No: Small screens can cause eye strain because of how close you hold them and the size of the text you read. This can lead to problems like headache or eye pain, but should not "damage" your eyes. ...Read more

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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Saw bunch of 50+ guys playing roundball at lunch. Afterward they were social, laughing, energized. Is that common?

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

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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PacificIslander, 6'1', 297lbs built like a linebacker, has no known conditions, VERY drowsy driving 20-30 mins, recently blackedout while driving.

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

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Can playing video games affect my memory?

Can playing video games affect my memory?

May be?: It may make u inattentive ;since just u focus on playing u video games and u may neglect every thing else. ...Read more

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Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

Is electronic toys helpful for kids mental health like rc helicopter?

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

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Does watching tv cause students grades to drop?

No: Students, parents and teachers cause grades to drop. The television is an inanimate object. ...Read more

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Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

Do violent video games hurt a child's ability to sleep?

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 more

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Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

Is kite surfing a static or dynamic sport?

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