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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

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What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to being color blind?

What are the different ways to being color blind?

Several types: There are several different types of inherited color deficiency varying in spectrum and intensity. You can lose color recognition by advanced retinal disease like diabetes or retinitis pigmentosa. Optic nerve disease can change color recognition and there are a few rare cortical strokes that can do this. ...Read more

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What exactly are the different ways to being color blind?

What exactly are the different ways to being color blind?

Varied: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision. ...Read more

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What are the ways that color blind people figure out that they're color blind?

What are the ways that color blind people figure out that they're color blind?

Testing/comparison: Color deficient children usually do not know about it since they have no internal standard of comparison. Many find out about it upon entering school when color matching in the courses or in play provides them a look at the differences. Others don't know about it until testing later in life for jobs, or screening such as in the military. Many never find this out and usually function well. ...Read more

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Diabetic, what kind of ways are there to help prevent blindness?

Diabetic, what kind of ways are there to help prevent blindness?

Prevention: (1) control your diabetes: A1c less than 7. (2) control your blood pressure: top number less than 130 / bottom number less than 80. (3) annual eye check. ...Read more

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I think my brother has color blindness. What are some ways to determine this?

Test: Best to see an ophthalmologist, but you might want to try.
http://www. Colorvisiontesting. Com/online%20test. Htm. ...Read more

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What are some ways color blindness limit guys?

Critical occupations: In some occupations, color discrimination may be a critical part of the job, e.g., airline pilots, and colorblindness may limit access to those jobs. ...Read more

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I am paranoid about blindness, deafness, ect. What are ways to prevent this when I'm older?

I am paranoid about blindness, deafness, ect. What are ways to prevent this when I'm older?

Be healthy, checkups: I think you're asking how to prevent these issues even though you don't have them now.
Decreasing vision and hearing can occur as people age, but some of the issues can be avoided with good prevention. Get yearly checkups with your primary doctor. If you feel you are having decreased vision or hearing, see the appropriate doctor. Being healthy now goes a long way to preventing issues later. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go blind later in life?

What causes someone to go blind later in life?

Many causes: Loss of vision can be associated with macular degeneration, ischemic optic neuropathy, cataracts, trauma, hereditary problems such as retinitis pigmentosa, and a host of inflammatory and infectious conditions. One of our ophthalmologists could certainly expand upon this answer, and referral will be made. ...Read more

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How should I support someone who may go blind?

Support for blind: On a personal level, loss of vision is a grieving process, and any acts of friendship and support will help. Help with transportation, reading mail and paying bills, and shopping are common needs. There are social services available to help, as well as state and private organizations to help with needs of the visually handicapped. Social workers can help people get plugged into these services. ...Read more