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A 74-year-old female asked:

what is the medicine took off the market taken for disniaties that damaged the eye bh destroying the eye mussles?

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Dr. Gregg Moody
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Glitazones: There is a class of diabetic drugs called glitazones(e.g. Actos (pioglitazone) and avandia) that have been known to cause vision loss, but not direct muscle damage. The cholesterol lowering drugs called statins have recently been linked to eye muscle issues, but not pulled off the market. Colchicine and Plaquenil have also been linked to temporary muscle inflammation.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long before going to the eye doc should I take my contacts off?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not needed: Many people wear them to the eye doctor's office and take them off in the office. You can do the same.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I'm myopic (20/80 and 20/100). Could the shape of the eye caus you to see more halos or starburts?

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Dr. Bruce Stark
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
Possibly: With correction, many of those images should be reduced or disappear altogether. There is a phenomena called spherical aberration which has to do with the topograpjhy of your eye which may leed to above described images. Also if your eyes dilate at night you may see halos around lights. Uncorr4ected astigmatism may be another cause.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Help! need to know if there's a correlation between the axial length of the eye and ocular mass?

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Not likely: The axial length of the eye is the diameter or how long your eye is. A mass in the eye would not make your eye longer. The axial length can change with age, surgery, progressive myopia or other ocular conditions. See your eye doctor if you are concerned about a mass in your eye.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Could use your help docs! my dad got accidently hit in the eye earlier by a wrench and every now and then it bothers him?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Blunt trauma: Like this can cause significant damage to the eye, he needs to see an eye doctor soon.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Like yesterday! This is nothing to ignore or sneeze at. A dilated examination must be done too.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are diseases of the uvea of the eye?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Uveitis / Iritis: The uveal tract of the eye includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Inflammation usually affects the iris / ciliary body, and causes redness, aching pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and floaters. It can be vision threatening if not treated, and should be treated by an ophthalmologist. There are many causes, mostly immune in nature, but some from infections.

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