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does cell phone privacy screen protectors damage the eyes and mess up vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No effect: They are useful for the cell phone user but in no way affect the health or vision of the eyes.

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A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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Vascular leaks: The retina is very thin, very fragile but richly endowed with blood vessels and it sits on another carpet of blood vessels. Re-attachment surgery has to restructure a detached retina in the presence of all of this vascular richness and fragility and sometimes smaller vessels can leak or even vessels at the site of entry into the eye. This will clear usually with time.
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Our son had a bad headach forseveral days then he got grayish black spots in his eyes.The headaches are gone but his eyes are still discolored?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Spots on the outside: Spots on the outside of the eyes (where other people can see them), can be inflammation in the conjunctiva or in the eye lids. It can be the eyes reacting to bacteria or viruses (as in pink-eye), to pollen or rubbing (as in allergies), to some medications, to excessive crying, etc... A pediatrician or other primary care doctor can check, and refer to an eye doctor if needed.

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