Eye Injury Prevention Month on July, 2018: What is each month for Awareness Month?

July, 2018 is Eye Injury Prevention Month 2018.

What is each month for Awareness Month?

January:

Birth Defects Prevention Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Financial Wellness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Healthy Weight Awareness Month

February:

African-American History Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

Ethnic Equality Month

Heart Month

March:

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Gender Equality Month

Kidney Month

Mental Retardation Awareness Month

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Nutrition Month

Red Cross Month

April:

Alcohol Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

Mathematics Education Month

Month Of The Young Child

Poetry Month

STDs Education And Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

World Habitat Awareness Month

Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

Poverty In America Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

May:

Better Hearing And Speech Month

Better Sleep Month

Correct Posture Month

Creative Beginnings Month

Family Support Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Older Americans Month

Osteoporosis Prevention Month

Personal History Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

June:

Aphasia Awareness Month

Children’s Awareness Month

Gay And Lesbian Pride Month

International Men’s Month

Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month

People Skills Month

Rebuild Your Life Month

Rivers Month

Scleroderma Awareness Month

Student Safety Month

Vision Research Month

July:

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Group B Strep Awareness Month

Purposeful Parenting Month

Recreation And Parks Month

August:

Amblopia Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month

Psoriasis Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

September:

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Menopause Awareness Month

Organic Harvest Month

Pediculosis Prevention Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Self-Awareness Month

Self-Improvement Month

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

October:

Adopt A Shelter Dog Mont

AIDS Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

Campaign For Healthier Babies Month

Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Vegetarian Awareness Month

November:

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Adoption Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Family Caregivers Month

Impotency Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Runaway Prevention Month

Pro-Life Month

December:

Safe Toys & Gifts Awareness Month

head injury?

head injury?

Well, take this from someone who had a head injury last June.

I thought, well, no big deal.

Not.

Go to the doc. Have them check your eyes, reflexes, etc.

Sometimes there can be a slow bleed that causes damagea to your brain if not checked and dealt with. Everything might be just dandy, but get it checked. I did not for 2 months. Now I am left with the results. Egads.

I have hit my head lots of times over the years, from a nasty horse that threw me every chance he got.

No damage then, however, don't make the mistake I did.

By the way, I was not unconcious at any point, so felt it was no big deal. I ended up with an eyelid droop on one eye, and pupils that don't sync up. And double vision when I get tired.

It has taken a year to get somewhat better.

I am not trying to scare you. But as the old adage says, an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure, or however that goes.

Good luck. Call the doc. (A smart one :-)

I was diagnosed with Map Dot Cornea Dystrophy in my right eye about a month ago

I was diagnosed with Map Dot Cornea Dystrophy in my right eye about a month ago, does anyone know how long it?

Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy

Overview

This dystrophy occurs when the cornea's outermost layer's basement membrane develops abnormally, which serves as the foundation on which the epithelial cells, which absorb nutrients from tears, anchor and organize themselves. This causes recurrent epithelial erosions, in which the cornea's outermost layer rises slightly, exposing a small gap between the outermost layer and the rest of the cornea.

Warning Signs & Symptoms

The chronic epithelial erosions can alter the cornea's curvature, causing periodic blurred vision. It can also expose the nerve endings that line the tissue, resulting in moderate to severe pain lasting as long as several days. Generally, the pain will be worse on awakening in the morning. Other symptoms include sensitivity to light, excessive tearing and foreign body sensation in the eye.

Treatment/Procedures

Typically, patients will experience a flare up for a few years, and then it will go away on its own, with no lasting loss of vision. Most people never know they have Map-Dot-Fingerprint dystrophy, since they do not have any pain or vision loss. If treatment is needed, doctors will try to control the pain associated with the erosions. They may patch the eye to immobilize it, or prescribe lubricating eye drops and ointments. With treatment, these erosions usually heal within days, although periodic flashes of pain may occur for several weeks thereafter. Sometimes a corneal transplant is needed.

Prevention

There are no known preventive measures for Map-Dot-Fingerprint Dystrophy.

If a corneal transplant is required, the patient must wear an eye patch for a certain period of time, which protects the new cornea from injury. Eye drops are required to prevent rejection of the transplant, and full vision recovery may take up to a year

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