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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Possibly: I'd suggest a consultation with a lasik surgeon to determine if you are eligible. My consultations take about 30 minutes and comprehensively screen for potential problems. A MAP called a topography and a corneal thickness measurement along with a refraction and exam will help the doctor determine if you are eligible. I've personally had lasik and haven't worn glasses in 13 years! good luck!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Probably not: Most likely visual disturbances that were only temporary were likely from just dryness on the eye surface from sleeping with the eyes slightly opened during the nap. Normal blinking corrected the problem gradually. Certainly if the blurry vision returns, however, a visit with an eye doctor would be suggested.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Get examined: Foreign body sensation (feeling like something is in the eye) can be an abrasion on the cornea, dry eye, or may be a foreign body that needs to be removed. I saw a patient yesterday for the same thing and he had a piece of rust in the eye for at least 2 weeks! i removed it and he felt better immediately...
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Normal variations: Each person will have different blood vessels in the conjunctiva, so some variation is normal. If your eyes are chronically red, however, it may be a sign of ocular inflammation, dry eye or other causes and may be treatable with drops. I'd suggest anyone with chronic red eyes to be examined.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Likely migraine: Scintillating scotomas that last 20-30 minutes are likely a form of visual migraines. I'm glad the MRI is normal. Stress (panic) will often increase the likelihood of migraine, hence your doctor's recommendation. Several classes of drugs may reduce your migraines, so your doctor can help find the proper one for you.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Surface problems: Burning in the eyes usually is due to dry eyes or a lid condition known as blepharitis. It is safe to try warm compresses over the eyes when it burns and use of artificial tears sold over the counter. If it persists, an eye doctor may prescribe prescription strength medications, so see an ophthalmolgist if the above doesn't work.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Unlikely: I have performed thousands of lasik surgeries and have only seen one flap dislodge once a few months pass. It was due to a severe tree branch injury hitting the cornea and was repaired successfully. The corneal healing is likely fully healed in a few months not to limit your enjoyment of life. I'd avoid it in the first month, but after that, tubing and water slides should be fine to do.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Could be dry eyes?: Sometimes when we focus on an object that we are interested in (tv, computers, video games), we don't blink as much as usual. The reduced blinking causing the eyes to have dryness and discomfort. Try artificial tears prior to watching tv and see if that helps. If not, maybe you have a mild prescription for glasses and are getting eye strain trying to focus on the tv.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Dry eyes are common: Sjogren's is typically dry eyes, dry mouth and possibly arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition where the lacrimal gland is invaded by autoimmune cells, causing moderate to severe dryness. I usually start Restasis eye drops twice daily to help prevent worsening. Talk to your eye doctor if this seems appropriate for you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Sucheski
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Sometimes...: Sometimes, but more important is the fit of the nosepiece and frame arms that tuck around your ears. There are lighter weight plastics that aren't as heavy, even with higher prescriptions. The position of the frames should be checked where you purchased them. Blinking shouldn't move your glasses.
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