How Long Does It Take to Go Blind From Glaucoma?

How fast does glaucoma progress? Generally speaking, if left untreated, common types of glaucoma can result in blindness in around 10-15 years. How long it will take to go blind from glaucoma depends on multiple factors such as: The type of glaucoma - open angle glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma and normal pressure glaucoma for example can take several years to cause complete blindness while secondary glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma and phacomorphic glaucoma may result into total blindness [...]

2019-12-28T20:38:13-06:00December 28th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

What Is Transient Smartphone Blindness and How to Prevent It

What Is Transient Smartphone Blindness Transient Smartphone Blindness (TSB) is a short-duration reduction in vision in one eye after exposure to the bright screen of a smartphone. It’s found in people who use a smartphone in a dark room while lying in the bed on one side with one eye covered with the pillow. Does TSB Really Exist? TSB is quite common but is not easily noticed and even less commonly reported because of its [...]

2017-02-06T18:03:37-06:00February 6th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Top Five Causes of Blindness

According to World Health Organization (WHO), the causes of blindness differ significantly in developed and developing countries. The difference basically lies in the availability or non-availability of modern surgical technology, health infrastructure and the level of awareness of availability of treatment options among the people. Following is the list of top five causes of blindness worldwide: 1. Cataract: With 47.9 percent of all causes of blindness, cataract tops the chart in all parts of the [...]

2019-12-17T06:06:02-06:00December 14th, 2014|Eye Facts, Research|0 Comments
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