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What Abuse Drugs Can Lead To Blindness
Powders & Potions: Wood alcohol (methanol) can contaminate moonshine whiskey and lead to rapid, permanent vision loss. Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia is a vitamin deficiency that may be partially reversible. Talc powder, as a contaminant of intravenous drugs, can cause capillary occlusion in the retina. Marijuana and hallucinogens alter the visual experience, but do not cause vision loss. Mj is good for glaucoma. ...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
ADD and Illicit Drug:
In general very likely. Many people with true add find they do not need to self medicate. (btw hello to you in idaho...My whole family comes from your neck of the woods).
But, if you have the disease of addiction it may be a very wise decision to ask for help or to get involved with na or aa. The despair and self pity that comes from an addictive brain can be honestly alleviated by a program. ...Read more
Not a tight one: High-performing students sometimes feel under so much pressure that they turn to drugs to "relax"; low-performing students may use them because "no one cares." casual use of drugs doesn't necessary cause problems, but it is quite rare for students who begin using drugs heavily to be able to maintain a high academic performance. ...Read more
My main depression and stress has come from wanting to abuse drugs but forcing myself not to hurts and when I stumble I feel worse, what could I have?
Nicotine is a drug: Reckless and unsafe behaviors go hand in hand. While most teens who start smoking do not abuse drugs, a majority of teen alcohol and drug users also use tobacco. In addition, more than half of teens who abuse drugs and alcohol also have an underlying mental condition, like Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders. Most who end up being life long smokers, start smoking as a teen. Nicotine is a drug. ...Read more
I have ADHD, perscriebd ritalin, (methylphenidate) it helps, but now I I finish 1 month worth in 2 days of getting high. I tend to abuse drugs. Any alternative? Stattra
Yes, but I don't: Know if it's sold in your country. A stimulant overdose can cause your blood pressure & pulse to increase & may cause a heart attack, stroke &/or death. Tell your psychiatrist & ask for a non- stimulant medication: Strattera, (atomoxetine) Intuniv or Kapvay. They take a few weeks to work, but are not addictive. I don't keep chocolate at home, because I'd eat it all in 1-2 days. Avoid temptation & stay safe. ...Read more
I get bursts of rage that scares people. I bottle things up and then explode and become dangerous. I used to abuse drugs but stoped 1.5 years ago. Why?
Cigarettes: The best data appears to be that cigarette smoke decreases sperm count and quality somewhat in men with known varicoceles (varicoces veins of the testicles). Marijuana and alcohol have been suggested but in my clinical practice their effects are limited except at very high usage levels. ...Read more
10yrs old, sudden sharp 10/10 ha w total vision loss, on knees w pain. From 9-11yrs old multi times, not reported due 2 unrelated? Abuse. Ideas?
Migraine?: Temporary vision loss in the form of a scintillating or fortification scotoma is a component of classic migraine. Sexual abuse in a 10 year old is a stressor consistent with hysterical blindness. Dilated fundus exam and neurological evaluation is indicated. If no cause is identified, psychiatric consultation may be indicated. ...Read more
Some are illicit: Methanol can cause blindness, and anti-tb drugs like Ethambutol & rifampin. Steroids can cause glaucoma, antimalarials like Hydroxychloroquine can damage the macula. Talc retinopathy can occur with intravenous drug use. Direct retinal toxicity can occur from injected gentamicin. The precautionary principle demands withdrawal of potentially toxic drugs once diminished visual function is documented. ...Read more
No: That is an old wife's tale.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not aware of any studies that have looked into this, and I know of no personal cases myself.
Hallucinogenic drugs alter sences and perceptions beyond just sight. And with any of these drugs effects can be unpredictable from one use to the next. ...Read more
Unlikely: Corneal abrasions are a loss of the surface skin of the cornea, usually just a small portion. Healing usually is rapid and complete. Rarely there can be scarring, and if it is central can affect focusing. If neglected, infection is possible which might lead to vision loss. Abrasions are extremely common, and vision changes afterwards are very rare. ...Read more
Well I am not:
An eye doctor. Scratched corneas usually heal. They genberally do not lead to blindness.
As for possible - anything is possible. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Ask your eye doctor. Some causes can lead to blindness while others do not. What is the cause of your "horrible eyesight? ". ...Read more
Nyctalopia: Nyctalopia is due to poor abiity to perceive light in dim circumstances and occasionally delayed adaptation to dim illumination. Most of these are due to inherited degenerations of the photoreceptors (such as retinitis pigmentosa) but global loss of photoreceptors such as advanced diabetic retinopathy can disturb perception in dim light. Have you ophthalmologist evaluate this. ...Read more
Yes: If you get enough into your eyes. ...Read more
Not all: There are different forms but not all lead to complete blindness. There is nor real cure. The disease progresses at different rates ...Read more
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