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how are our eyes affected by staring at computer screens, ipad screens, phone screens and televisions?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Various: Eyes were meant for using, but with a lot of small screen near work, can get more myopia, eye fatigue/strain, dry eye, etc.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Eye strain: Our eyes are designed to see things in 3d. When you look at a computer/book etc for a long time (a 2d surface) you can strain your eyes or get dry eyes. Every 20 minutes rest your eyes for 20 seconds by looking at something at least 20 feet away.

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Why does my baby have gooey eyes?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Blocked tear ducts: It is possible your baby has blocked tear ducts. To help these clear you can massage between the eye and nose on each side. This can help open up the tear duct and allow the tears to drain more effectively. The goopiness will go away in a few weeks or months. In the meantime use warm washcloths to clean. If the white part of the eye gets red or the discharge increases see your pediatrician.
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Why does my baby look cross-eyed?

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Wide nasal bridge: Most babies look cross eyed because of their wide nasal bridges. This is called pseudoesotropia. True cross eyes can be determined by shining a light at the baby and observing if the light appears equally on both pupils.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Dentist may have kit: There are several tests that swab the teeth and the solution made from the swab can be analyzed.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
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I was referring to the Cari-free System where the teeth are swabbed, the swab is placed in a special solution, shaken, and placed in a calibrated electronic device that measures the activity level of the bacteria on the tooth. There are studies to validate that the number reported correlqtes with a predication of future caries incidence.
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These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
See an eye doctor: Most of the time, flashes of light are related either to floaters (changes to the gel that fills the back of the eye), our less commonly migraines. If the flashes last for more than a day, or if there is a decrease in vision as well, see an eye doctor right away.
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What two organs are connected to the brain through the optic nerve?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
The eyes: The optic nerves carry nerve fibers from the retina to the brain.

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