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Suggestions please - completely blind in one eye and cataract in the other eye. What are some treatment options?

Suggestions please - completely blind in one eye and cataract in the other eye. What are some treatment options?

Depends: It really depends on how bad the vision is in the good eye. If it is causing problems with your daily activities, it is reasonable to have the cataract removed. Otherwise, wait until the cataract affects you more adversely. ...Read more

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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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30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with treatment, how long before i'm visually impaired or legally blind?

30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with  treatment, how long before i'm visually impaired or legally blind?

Glaucoma?: I am guessing you have glaucoma. This can be treated with proper medication and laser or surgery if that fails. Seeing your ophthalmologist regularly gives you an excellent chance to preserve what vision remains. ...Read more

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My husband blind in one eye (cornea ripped when was a kid) what treatments can he do to preserve health of the other eye? thank you

My husband blind in one eye (cornea ripped when was a kid) what treatments can he do to preserve health of the other eye? thank you

Protection: Those blind in one eye are more vulnerable in the other. This is not because it is being "used" more - it will not wear out. But it is now the leading eye and the leading eye is more often injured. Your husband should always have safety glasses on hand, never do things like hammer nails without these on. He should curb his agression as fighting is also a cause of eye injury. ...Read more

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If the person is blind is there any possible treatment that the blind eye back to a normal vision?

Depends: Everything depends on the reason for blindness. If it is acquired cataract or other media opacity usually vision can be restored. Retinal and optic nerve causes of blindness can usually not be remedied. Lazy eye blindness (amblyopia) can only be repaired in the first few years of life. ...Read more

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Is there any early treatment for cataracs symptom? The white kind of fluid that circles the eyes and grows. As far as i know it leads to blindness.

Is there any early treatment for cataracs symptom? The white kind of fluid that circles the eyes and grows. As far as i know it leads to blindness.

Eye exam: Cataracts are inside the eye, the lens starts to be less clear. If severe enough surgery can be done on cataract with very good vision as a result. The fluid around the eye is the conjunctiva. There are few things that can cause blindness with this. Important to have an annual eye exam to make sure your eyes are healthy. At age 14 it is very unlikely you have any of these. ...Read more

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Can modafinil or Depakote cause glaucoma?I am diagnosed and 29 years old.If i take my treatment eye drops am i sure i will not go blind?

Can modafinil or Depakote cause glaucoma?I am diagnosed and 29 years old.If i take my treatment eye drops am i sure i will not go blind?

No: Neither drug causes glaucoma. It sounds like you've been diagnosed with glaucama. Neither drug you mentioned caused it. There are psychiatric drugs that can aggravate certain types of glaucoma. You need to discuss this with your ophthalmologist as he knows more about your glaucoma that we can deal with here. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

What is the best treatment to eliminate blind pimples?

Injection by derm: "blind pimples" are deep acne lesions that usually do not reach the skin surface. They can't be "popped", so don't try, you'll only make them worse. The best treatment is injection of an anti-inflammatory medication with a very tiny needle. A dermatologist can do that for you. You'll probably also need an antibiotic to prevent formation of further lesions, but the dermatologist will decide that. ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from night blindness. What's the best treatment for it?

My friend is suffering from night blindness. What's the best treatment for it?

Retina cell disorder: That are responsible for vision in dim light. It has many causes, including: nearsightedness, glaucoma, glaucoma medications , cataracts, diabetes, retinitis pigmentosa, vitamin a deficiency in order to determine what is causing night blindness, the eye doctor will perform a thorough eye exam and may order any of a number of specialized tests. How is night blindness treated?Will depend on its cause. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more