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Does the conjunctiva cover the cornea

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Foreign body: I can not get you to a specialist, but I do not think you need a specialist. Foreign bodies can be managed by most providers in an ER or urgent care s... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: The worse thing that might happen is mild irritation.
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Depends o: What is in the water. What can cause problems is using contacts and having been chlorinated water get in you eyes. To avoid any potential problems jus... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No: While the eyes might become irritated and be somewhat red when you surface, the water if uncontaminated, will cause no surface damage. Salt water in ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Depends!: Lubricating drops help to smooth the surface of the cornea, but there is only so much they can do. Conjunctival membranes are from a variety of sou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: What is too long? Why would you do this? Probably nothing. If covered to treat certain conditions, then it would be up to the treating physician. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Perlmutter
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Depends on your age: Patching one eye in early childhood can cause it to lose vision thru the central nervous system. We patch an eye for children with a lazy eye;the good... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Phoria-tropia: This represents an eye muscle imbalance and a possible need for corrective glasses. Best to resolve this with a visit to an ophthalmologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Epithelium: The cornea, the window at the front of the eye is covered with a skin like tissue termed the corneal epithelium. The rest of the eye surface is undern... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cold packs: A black eye is basically bruising to the soft tissue around the eye. Like most bruises, ice packs placed on the area can minimize the bruising. This... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Incorrect test: Visual field testing is done one eye at a time. The fields of each eye overlap and doing it with both eyes will combine the input from each eye. If ... Read More

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