Glaucoma

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feelicia
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Glaucoma

Postby feelicia » Thu 02 Feb 2012 11:23 am

What kind of diseases other than glaucoma can cause blindness? I know that diabetes and retina detachment can cause blindness as well. But what else can cause blindness? I do not have a vision problem, I am just curious because once I wanted to become an ophthalmologist. So what else can cause blindness other than these three things?

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Re: Glaucoma

Postby Andrew MacLean » Mon 06 Feb 2012 10:14 am

Hello Felicia

Keratoconus can cause blindness, but seldom does. Macular Degeneration is the commonest cause of blindness in the elderly in the UK. Actually, the list is pretty long and I daresay that one of the professional optometrists who frequent the site will be along in a moment to give a comprehensive list.

In the meantime, thank you for your interest in eye problems.

Every good wish.

Andrew
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