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What are some common ways a teenager can go blind but not instintly?

What are some common ways a teenager can go blind but not instintly?

Blindness: Blindness can occur hereditarily or more often from trauma to the eyes. Diseases such as brain tumors or disease of the eye can cause blindness. A poor lifestyle, poor diet (too much sugar and sodas esp. Diet soda) and being overweight can eventually cause blindness years later because of diabetes ii that is now more common in teen agers. Masturbation does not cause blindness. ...Read more

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Cane you name some ways a teenager can go blind, slowly?

Cane you name some ways a teenager can go blind, slowly?

Why?: This is a concerning question. You can google that question and get answers. If it is a real concern then you are best served by seeing an opthamologist- an eye specialist. ...Read more

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A teenager can go blind, slowly?

A teenager can go blind, slowly?

Blind teens: If born sighted, and in the absence of something obvious like trauma, the conditions that can gradually cause vision loss in the teen years are inherited and acquired retinal dysfunctions (like retinitis pigmentosa), tumors in the eye and cns, uncontrolled diabetes with retinopathy, and severe nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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How can a teenager go blind?

How can a teenager go blind?

Various Causes: There are many different causes of vision loss including injury and various medical conditions. An examination by an ophthalmologist is needed for proper diagnosis and potential treatment. ...Read more

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How common is blindness in the US?

How common is blindness in the US?

Depends on level: Blindness can be defined in several ways. Obviously someone with no light perception in either eye is absolutely blind. The legal definition in most states is 20/200. Blindness can be caused by several inherited disease, diabetes, trauma and some infections. All of these can lower the vision. So how common, not too common but many are blind to various degrees. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of temporary blindness?

Temp. Blindness: High intensity light, or Hysterical blindness.

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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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What are common conditions characterized by temporary blindness?

What are common conditions characterized by temporary blindness?

Amarosis fugax: Temporary blindness (amarosis fugax) can be caused by many issues such as migraines, severe high blood pressure, severe low blood pressure, carotid stenosis, inadequate posterior blood circulation to the brain, irregular heart beat, clotting disorders, certain cancers (directly or indirectly), psychiatric disease or many others. ...Read more

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What are the most common diseases that causes blindness in children?

What are the most common diseases that causes blindness in children?

Trachoma: The leading infectious cause worldwide is chlamydia trachoma. It was one of the reasons that immigrants were sent back to their homeland when they arrived at ellis island. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are common diseases that could lead to blindness?

Yes: The most common is diabetes in the first world blindness can come from nutritional deficiencies (usually third world) strokes, infections, and a variety of internal eye diseases. Partly this depends upon what you consider "common". ...Read more

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Is color blindness common?

Is color blindness common?

Sort of: About 8% of males and 1% of females have some degree of color perception dysfunction. So it is sort of common but not the majority. It is inherited so the family connection is important and can be traced. ...Read more

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How common is blindness in preemie children?

How common is blindness in preemie children?

Blindness in preemie: Retinopathy of prematurity (rop) is a disease that affects immature blood vessels in the eyes of preterm babies. It can be mild with no visual defects, or it may become aggressive and progress to retinal detachment and blindness. As smaller and younger babies are surviving, the incidence of rop has increased. The incidence is inversely proportional to the gestational age of the infant. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is the most common form of color blindness?

Expert opinions? Which is the most common form of color blindness?

Red-green: Most color deficiency is confusion along the red-green axis which can be complete or only involving the desaturated (less brightly colored) reds and greens. ...Read more

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Is it common to develop color blindness in your mid 20's?

Rare: Color deficiency is inherited at birth. A few global diseases of the retina and rare strokes of the brain can affect color vision in an adult, but these are rare. ...Read more

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If a person has MS is it common to not have total blindness, but have delayed reading vision?

If a person has MS is it common to not have total blindness, but have delayed reading vision?

Yes.: Ms causes problems with the optic nerve. This transmits eyesight to the brain. Vision can be dimmed an this is noted more for detection of colors and in dim light. This can be detected by an eye exam and a test called a visual field. ...Read more

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I'm a teen. My eyes are healthy but my vision keeps getting worse every year? (Nearsighted) - Can I go blind if my vision keeps getting worse?

I'm a teen. My eyes are healthy but my vision keeps getting worse every year? (Nearsighted) - Can I go blind if my vision keeps getting worse?

Unlikely: It is not unusual for some gradual changes in vision from early childhood through the teen years due to growth changes. Once you are past adolescence, things tend to stabilize. People still need to have their eyes checked on a regular basis through life, but this includes the value these checks have in monitoring the rest of your internal health. ...Read more