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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Conjunctival growth: Depends on location. If they are adjacent to the colored part of the eye they are likely pingueculae, which are benign growths. Of course a proper eye exam is needed to confirm.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Don't express: just gently rub the q-tip along the edge of your eyelid after about 10 minutes of warm (not hot!) compresses.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not recommended.: Wouldn't help. Antivirals and possibly topical steroids may be indicated, if seen by an ophthalmologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Medical evaluation: Most importantly, you must get an immediate, comprehensive medical evaluation to find possible causes and treat them. This is not a purely ocular problem - the underlying causes must be found. As far as visual recovery is concerned, certain treatments, such as hyperbaric oxygen and intraocular pressure lowering, can help if done very promptly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes: Should be ok. Double check with your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Yes - soaks: Warm (not hot) compresses to the eyes at bedtime are a good idea. Keep rewarming as the compress cools. About 5-10 minutes per session to start. If no relief after a few days an eye exam is advisable.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Not Unusual: The odds of it being serious are not high, but a good ophthalmologic exam is advisable to confirm.
A female asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Check it out: Are the headaches caused by visual effort? What other factors are associated with their onset? What relieves them? These and other questions are important, not to mention a good examination. Bottom line: you should definitely see a doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Suboptimal lenses: Several possibilities - most likely being that the center of the lens is not properly aligned with your pupils. That's assuming that they are the correct prescription, which should be confirmed first.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Avi Bitton
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Check it out: There can be various social and/or psychological causes. An initial evaluation by your md with referral to a specialist of his/her choosing is advisable.
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