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What abuse drugs can lead to blindness?

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

Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

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


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Why do people abuse drugs?

Why do people abuse drugs?

Another reason: I agree with the first answer. Another reason is that people are using substances to cover up deep and unconscious negative emotions perceived as taboo (e.g. Anger, sadness, shame, fear, sexual feelings, etc). ...Read more

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Will treating my add if I have it help my temptations to abuse drugs?

Will treating my add if I have it help my temptations to abuse drugs?

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

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Is there an association between grades and school and whether or not a teen will abuse drugs?

Is there an association between grades and school and whether or not a teen will abuse drugs?

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

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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?

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?

Bipolar disorder: Consider the posibility if having bipolar disorder. Substance abuse is very common in patients with bpd. Good news is that we have interventions which are quite effective. See an addiction specialist for help. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

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

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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

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

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What abused substances cause low sperm count?

What abused substances cause low sperm count?

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

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Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Absolutely: Absolutely. You don't have to use or abuse alcohol or drugs to be a substance abuse counselor. Your talent to understand and help people with addiction is what it counts. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

It may: It depends on the cause of it. Iritis is frequently autoimmune and may be a sign of a more complicated disease. Traumatic iritis can be pretty bad and cause permanent blindness quicker than that of other causes. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

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

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How does a hallucinogenic drug affect a blind person?

How does a hallucinogenic drug affect a blind person?

No idea: 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

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Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Rarely: Very rarely do corneal abrasions lead to a permanent loss of vision - this is usually from a subsequent infection that is not treated quickly. Usually, abrasions heal with either no vision loss or very mild vision changes. ...Read more

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How can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

How can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Scarring: Corneal abrasions, if severe or untreated can lead to corneal infections and scarring which can cause vision loss. ...Read more

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In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

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

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How can corneal abrasions lead to eventual blindness?

How can corneal abrasions lead to eventual blindness?

Infection/perf: One possibility is that the abrasion leads to an infection that then causes permanent damage to the eye. Another possibility is that the abrasion penetrated into the cornea and caused internal damage that could lead to vision loss. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a scratched cornea to lead to blindness?

Is it possible for a scratched cornea to lead to blindness?

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

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Could my horrible eyesight eventually lead to blindness?

Could my horrible eyesight eventually lead to blindness?

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

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Are there any common diseases that can lead to blindness?

Are there any common diseases that can lead to blindness?

Blindness: Yes there are. The two foremost are blindness that results from uncontrolled or undiagnosed glaucoma and blindness secondary to diabetic eye disease. Both of these are preventable with appropriate eye care. ...Read more

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Does influenza lead to permanent blindness?

Does influenza lead to permanent blindness?

Very rare: Severe viral infections that cause central nervous system involvement can lead to cortical blindness if the brain is involved. It's rare for influenza to cause blindness. ...Read more

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How long for uncontrolled diabetes to lead to blindness?

How long for uncontrolled diabetes to lead to blindness?

Varies: Regular ophthalmology evaluations will help the screening process, please discuss with your doctor. Age, how many years a patient has diabetes, type of diabetes, genetics, and coexisting health problems play into the equation. ...Read more

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What sort of problems lead a person to get night blindness?

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

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Does macular degeneration lead to blindness?

Does macular degeneration lead to blindness?

Yes: Macular degeneration can and does lead to blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. ...Read more

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Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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