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Will High Levels Of Oxygen In An Incubator Cause Bad Eye Sight
Oxygen and ROP: For premature infants, it is thought that the eye may develop retinopathy of prematurity, or rop, in relation to high levels of oxygen. This does not happen to all premature infants, however. If your child is in the hospital as a "premie", ask to have him/her examined by a retina specialist or pediatric ophthalmologist for this possible disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sight is the sum of the light receptive and integrative capacity of the eye including best vision, color vision, night vision, depth vision, field of vision and the ability to track objects in motion. An ophthalmologist can measure these and determine the function of ...Read more
Prematurity: The classic issue with high oxygen in premature babies is the production of a condition termed retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in which abnormal blood vessels course across the retina, scar down and cause distortion and destruction of the retina. Facilities with incubators are well aware of this and run the course between survival needs for oxygen and retinal damage. ...Read more
Story of 1960s: Premature infants who were exposed to excessive oxygen exhibited retinal damage called retrolental fibrodysplagia, leading even to blindness. Since 1970s, monitoring of blood oxygen level has been a standard procedure whenever infant received extra oxygen. However, some premature infants especially extreme preemies continue to develop same complication today, known as retinopathy of prematurity. ...Read more
Yes: When this happens it is called 'retinopathy of prematurity'. There is a constant weighing of options for prematures between enough oxygen to sustain life and too much which can cause retinopathy. The oxygen causes abnormal vessels to grow in the back of the eye with retinal distortion and various degrees of loss of vision. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on the cause of the poor vision, you may benefit from a contact in that eye or corrective surgery to have its prescription equal that of your better eye. If you have had poor vision in the one eye since you were young and you are now an adult, changing the prescription with contacts or surgery may still not improve its ability to see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad eye sight. Power - 4.5 in both eyes. What should I do ? Also does regular laptop use degrade your eye sight ?
Wear glasses: Or contacts. Using a computer will not damage your eyes. ...Read more
Maybe........: Certain visual problems, such as near-sightedness (myopia) are hereditary. It will, in part depend upon your partner also. ...Read more
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