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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

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Which is the best place in the world for eyes blindness problem?

Which is the best place in the world for eyes blindness problem?

Depends....: On the problem. Best place in the world to deal with eye blindness problems is the ophthalmology office, although if you're already blind, it may be low vision/ blind office. But i don't think that's what you're asking. Please be a little more specific and we can answer your questions better. ...Read more

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I have got macular dystrophy and I am total color blind. My eyes are highly sensative to bright light.What can be one to cure?

I have got macular dystrophy and I am total color blind. My eyes are highly sensative to bright light.What can be one to cure?

Not available yet: You have an inherited degeneration of the macular light receptive cells. Currently no cure is available. Much investigation is underway for these conditions. The best current hope seems to be in the use of stem cells but much work needs to be done. Keep in touch. ...Read more

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If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?

If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?

Probably good: If caught early and carefully followed she should do well. We have medications, laser as well as surgical options. For older patients often the disease was well advanced prior to the diagnosis being made, making treatment more problematic. ...Read more

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What to do if I have macular dystrophy, photo-phobia and color blindness. where I'll get best treatment within asia?

What to do if I have macular dystrophy, photo-phobia and color blindness. where I'll get best treatment within asia?

Lots of geography: Asia is big territory. I would start with an academic ophthalmology center in the country in which you live or are relocating. Most have specialists in your type of problem. ...Read more

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Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Would blindness in one eye be considered a handicap if you need to drive?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

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Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Is there a eye surgery for blindness in one eye?

Not yet: We'll be there someday. Depending on the location of the defect experimental implantable artificial retinas are being tested - stay tuned for developments in this exciting field. ...Read more

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Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Is depth perception affected by blindness in one eye?

Need two: True depth perception usually requires 2 eyes (same for 3d at the movies). People who only have vision in one eye compensate by being a good judge of size, etc. ...Read more

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Can depth perception be affected by partial blindness in one eye?

Yes: If the loss in the one eye is central, eliminating or severely compromising that portion of the vision, then depth perception with be disturbed and may even be eliminated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

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