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What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

What are some things that causes vision problems in children?

Many: Anything that blocks light into the eye or affects the focusing of the eye or damaged structures in the eye will cause the visual system not to develop properly. It is best to have a screening eye exam to identify visual problems early. ...Read more

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Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more


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What are some diseases that can cause blindness in children?

What are some diseases that can cause blindness in children?

Many: Several eye problems can cause blindness in children. Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amaurosis, albinism, amblyopia, congenital corneal diseases, genetic syndromes, congenital glaucoma, retinoblastoma, traumatic injuries etc all come immediately to mind. I'm sure an exhaustive list includes many other causes. ...Read more

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What things can cause vision problems in children?

What things can cause vision problems in children?

Many things: Children are subject to many eye diseases just like adults are. In addition, visual problems can cause a lasting effect in children whose visual systems are not yet fully developed. In general, it is recommended that a child receive an eye exam at 6 months, 3 years and then annually after age 6. ...Read more

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What are some common eye issues that are related to diabetes?

What are some common eye issues that are related to diabetes?

Blurry vision and..: In early diabetes, there may not be any symptoms at all. As it get worse with blood sugar getting higher, the sugar gets into the eyeballs and your vision may get blurry, which can fluctuate depending the sugar levels. As diabetes worsens, blood vessels/retinal damage causes vision loss. Diabetes also increase risk of cataracts. So see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the issues that can develop when children are medicated?

What are some of the issues that can develop when children are medicated?

Any side effect: Rash, headache, stomach ache, loss of appetite, gain of appetite, sensitivity to sun come to mind. For any medication, benefits of treatment are compared with possible harms. ...Read more

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Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Mental Illness: Children are often over diagnosed with adhd, bipolar and are medicated when they are just being children, sometimes meds are necessary. Most psych illnesses start in teens such bipolar, schizophrenia, gad, panic disorder, there may be traits earlier but usually a major life stressor brings out the symptoms. ...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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What are some lung diseases in newborns and what causes them?

What are some lung diseases in newborns and what causes them?

A few: One of the most common lung difficulties we see, especially with c-section babies, is transient tachypnea of the newborn. This occurs when there is still fluid in the lungs, because the baby didn't exit via the birth canal and literally have the fluid squeezed out. Infections can also occur resulting in pneumonia. Some babies "transition" slowly, & need a little help learning to breath room air. ...Read more

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What are some things that causes a teenage girl to have difficulty sleeping?

What are some things that causes  a teenage girl to have difficulty sleeping?

Hormonal: fluctuations, normal teen anxiety, the teen circadian rhythm is one of late onset sleep and later awakening than the adult rhythm, school worries, peer worries, boy worries. These are a few. ...Read more

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What are some things that can cause sudden puking?

What are some things that can cause sudden puking?

Multiple: stress ingestion of a caustic agent that irritated the stomach meds a serum to induce vomiting bad food alcohol trauma initiation of a stomach virus ...Read more

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What are the most common memory problems or diseases found in teens?

What are the most common memory problems or diseases found in teens?

Short-term auditory,: Active-working or long-term memory? Short-term & active-working memory (holding information in your head till you have to manipulate it), may be impacted by undiagnosed adhd-primarily inattentive type, anxiety &/or depression, inadequate consolidated sleep & simply being "on overload." if your doctor says you're healthy, ask for referral to a psychologist for testing. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

What are some diseases that cause hearing loss?

Too many to name: There are three different types of hearing loss- sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The causes of these losses may be congenital, inherited, or acquired. The best way to determine the cause of hearing loss would be to see your local ear, nose and throat doctor and have a hearing test. ...Read more

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What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

What are some mental/physical conditions that causes distorted speech?

Speech: Stroke can cause impairment in comprehension or expression of language, severe schizophrenia, autism, aspergers can cause language disturbances. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions the cause people to have extremely large ears?

Are there any conditions the cause people to have extremely large ears?

Yes: There are a few genetic conditions that do, as well as fragile x syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, etc. Truthfully, there's probably just people in the family who have large ears. You can discuss this with your doc or pediatrician, as most worrisome causes of large ears will have other dysmorphic features that can be looked for, and give you a better cause for the large ears. ...Read more

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What are some infectious diseases that cause vision loss?

What are some infectious diseases that cause vision loss?

There are many: Most common would be corneal infections, like herpes simplex, contact-lens related infections or ulcers and subsequent scarring, acanthamoeba (rarely) etc. Retinal infections like cytomegalovirus (cmv), toxoplasmosis, histoplasmosis etc can also affect the vision. Rare but serious infections like endophthalmitis following trauma or spread from the bloodstream are also possible infectious causes. ...Read more

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What are some problems due to large population?

Large population : Complex question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

Wide range: A few are: retinitis pigmentosa, optic nerve hypoplasia, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma. ...Read more

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What are the most common sight problems in babies?

What are the most common sight problems in babies?

Misalignment: Babies can have issues (wiring in the brain, refractive errors, paralyses) which misalign the eyes (termed strabismus). This will drop the vision in one eye if not fixed. Less common are cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, maldevelopment, and some inherited problems. If you are the least bit uncertain, have your pediatrician check the eyes and see if a referral to an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Vision Problems (Definition)

Vision difficulties are any problems a ...Read more