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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Corneal scar: white speck is probably on your cornea, clear window of eye, iris (blue or brown) is deep to cornea. Possible old scar you just noticed. from dust, sand or scratch to cornea, hope it is not in your line of vision but off to side closer to white part of eye. we describe lesions on cornea by clock hours and how near they are to pupil (black dot) in center or limbus white area of conjunctiva.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Neurologic/Vascular: several things can cause your symptoms, Migraine headache, Mild TIA (transient Ischemic Attack) or stroke (Cerebral vascular accident) Hi cholesterol with plaques in blood vessels. Other things can be demyelinating disorders like MS. Multiple Sclerosis.Car accidents with pinched nerves in spine can cause these symptoms,if you are having recurrences you need to see neurologist or Ophthalmologist
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Blepharitis: Sounds like chronic blepharitis, allergy and possible secondary bacterial infection, meibomian gland disease, oily eye lashes, could be molluscum contagiosum. You need lid hygiene, warm compresses, artificial tears, allergy drops, antibiotic drops and a visit to your local medical eye care specialist/ Ophthalmologist for confirmation and treatment.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Discontinue med: Pontalon is for mild pain or menstral cramps. If you are allergic to ibuprofen, you may also be allergic to Pontalon. follow up with your doctor for alternative therapy and try cold compresses to lids and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swellng and itching.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Pinguecula: Sounds like the raised whitish to yellowish tissue that happens from time, wind, dust, UV rays and elements where our eyes are exposed. Usually in nasal corners of eyes where conjuctiva (white) mets the cornea (clear). It becomes a pterygium when it grows over the cornea.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
The cornea: The clear window where a contact lens would rest on the eye.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Lowe
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
OCULAR MIGRAINE: Migraine headaches are common with eye symptoms. Kaleidoscopic colorful vision lasting 1/2 hour. Sometimes upset stomach and wanting to sleep afterwards.
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