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Sometimes small areas of the retina get torn. These are called retinal tears or retinal breaks. These can lead to retinal detachment. If a person with retinal detachment is not treated right away, he or she can have permanent vision loss.
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All children and young adults who experience blurred vision should be brought in for an eye exam immediately.
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Nearly half (44.7 percent) of all eye injuries occurred in the home, as reported during the fifth-annual Eye Injury Snapshot (conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ocular Trauma.)
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The eye cannot be transplanted. It is connected to the brain by the optic nerve, which cannot be reconnected once it has been severed. A person can, however, undergo cornea transplant surgery to replace the cornea.
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People who have diabetic retinopathy often don't notice changes in their vision in the disease's early stages. http://ow.ly/QOG8C
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Potentially blinding eye infections can result from swimming or using a hot tub while wearing contact lenses.
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