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What are the signs and symptoms of going blind?

What are the signs and symptoms of going blind?

Varied: Vision loss can present in a # of ways. Difficulty at night can be an early sign. Loss of central vision gives trouble reading and recognizing faces. Peripheral vision loss causes bumping into things. ...Read more

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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


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Wha are symptoms of going. Blind?

Wha are symptoms of going. Blind?

Many: True blindness refers to the lights going out, with no light perception. Early loss of vision can just cause blurred vision, distortion, flashing lights, floaters. Total loss of vision can be slow or instantaneous. If you are having vision problems see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I looked at the sunset with binoculars for 1 or less seconds by accident. Can I go blind? What can happen? What should I look for as symptoms? :(

I looked at the sunset with binoculars for 1 or less seconds by accident. Can I go blind? What can happen? What should I look for as symptoms? :(

No: Staring at the sun or other sources of bright light can cause solar retinopathy. This is a condition where the photo-receptors in the center of the retina become damaged, limiting the visual acuity. It cannot lead to total blindness. If you have no symptoms of decreased vision at this time, i would not be concerned. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms for gradual blindness?

In Eye of beholder: Vision is divided into central and peripheral types. Symptoms of central visual problems include blurriness/fuzziness of objects despite best efforts to focus on them down the center. Trouble seeing things to the side or bumping into things may signal trouble in the periphery. Flashes of light, dulling of colors, inability to correct vision with glasses and failing night vision are other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blindness in a baby?

What are the symptoms of blindness in a baby?

No visual fixation: No visual fixations d following, no pupillary response to light response. ...Read more

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Causes for blindness how do u no if your going blind what r sysptoms I have eye pain i'm 21?

Causes for blindness how do u no if your  going blind what r sysptoms I have eye pain i'm 21?

Get an eye exam: First, if you are having eye pain you should get an eye exam. Sometimes it doesn't even come from the eyes themselves, but rather sinuses, etc. Only with an exam can you get a diagnosis, or at least the reassurance that your eyes are ok. Second, most eye problems are treatable and do not lead to blindness except in the worst cases. But, if there is no diagnosis, there can be no treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of colour blindness?

Color loss: Certain colors such as green and red may be difficult to distinguish while others such as blue and yellow may not. I suggest you read the book by oliver sacks, M.D. Called the "island of the colorblind." his insight is fantastic as both a neurologist and one who had experienced occasional bouts of colorblindness associated with ocular migraines. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blindness that doctors will help?

Not much: If an eye is truly blind, in most cases, there is no way to reverse the loss of vision. If only in one eye, you should be extra careful with the other eye, and be examined frequently. The "symptom" of true blindness is lack of light perception but there are varying degrees of vision loss, some of which can be improved with treatment. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of night blindness and how is it tested?

Peripheral vision: Night blindness - usually means deficiency of vision in low light situations, like finding a seat in a dark movie theater, bumping into things in the dark. There is an effect on the rods, or light and dark sensing cells in the retina. A specialized test can be done to make sure these cells are working well, it's called a (dark adapted) electro-retinogram. ...Read more