A medical question........?

Is there a type of blindness that develops, doesn't just come suddenly, and is unable to be stopped? I mean like your vision starts to fade, and there is nothing you can do about it until eventually you loose your sight?

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  • ilse72
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    1 decade ago
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    There are many processes that can cause gradual vision loss..some can be prevented or minimized but many can't be prevented at all. If you suspect you have any visual issues, you need to see your opthalmologist asap. Some of the processes are for one eye:

    choiroiditis

    inferior retinal detachment

    Some can occur in one or both eyes:

    cataracts

    glaucoma

    atrophic age-related macular degeneration

    sarcoidosis

    brain tumors

    diabetes

    retinitis pigmentosa

    optic nerve hyperplasia

    Some of these processes are present from birth and vision loss occurs as the person ages...there is no cure and visual loss is definite. Others are diseases that develop.

    Source(s): I'm an R.N.
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