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Can I Have Only One Dry Eye
I have a very watery, runny eye for a week....What can I do>? It's only one eye I have at times been told by the optomatrist i had slight dry eye in both eyes, that was over a year ago. This time it's one eye and it doesn't effect my vision just drain
Excessive : Excessive tearing is most commonly caused by dry eyes. It may appear contradictory but the tearing is an over reaction of the eye to the dryness. This is especially true in a peri or post-menopausal women. Signs of dryness is that the eye feels tired easily and relief is found with closing of the eye. You may also have burning or gravel sensation in the eye. Usually, if one eye is dry the other is also dry but can be of different magnitude. Also the response (tearing) can vary. The symptoms of dry is most severe in the winter months when the air is cold. The cold air holds less water and thus more dry. The other possibility can be a blocked tear duct in which case your ophthalmologist can easily diagnose it in the office and treat it with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does it take a while for dry eyes to heel. i have had dry eyes for a year. i thin kits dry because its not infected and theres no problem with eyes?
Many people get this: from computer use as U forget 2 blink. The solution is drops, preservative free. Refresh is a good product, Liguid. Also gel can B used @ nite. Try it. The drops can B used any time U feel the need. ...Read more
Can having bad vision in one eye since I was little start to make my other eye worse? What can I do?
Not to worry: It is an old tale that if one eye does not work well, the other has to work harder. In fact eyes work as hard as they can, all the time. The loss of one eye does not put an extra strain on the other. You of course have to be more careful not to injure the remaining eye but that is not due to the eye working extra hard. ...Read more
What to do if I had my eye exam the other day, and I have one far-sighted eye, and one near-sighted eye. just wondering if anyone else has this condition?
It can happen: It is not that uncommon to have a situation like yours. While most people do have similar prescriptions in each eye, our bodies are not perfectly symmetrical and differences in arm length, etc. are common. Your condition can usually be easily managed with the correct eye glass or contact lens prescription. Laser vision correction surgery could also be an option ...Read more
I have a corneal scar on one eye and lost almost all my vision at a young age in that eye. Now my other eyes vision is going bad. Can I get contacts?
See ophthalmologist: Your vision in the one eye apparently is either gone or is too weak to be useful. You need to protect the other eye. Depending upon the reason for lowered vision in that eye, contacts might be helpful but so can glasses which can be made to protect this one remaining eye. Discuss the options and risks with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 20/40 vision in one eye, and pretty much am blind in one eye, i can only see a fuzzy light. What should I do?
I have always had many floaters in my eyes but lately I have a very dark one in my left eye that I can see even when I close my eyes. Retina tear?
Depends, See Eye MD: Although many floaters are benign, a new onset of larger or "different" floaters especially if accompanied by any light flashes or changes in vision can be a warning for retinal problems. Make sure not to rub the eye(s) and avoid any vigorous shaking of the head & eyes while arranging to see your eye MD. If the retina is involved, time is essential so don't put this off! ...Read more
Do i still have pink eye if I have only red eyes i had pink eye for one day and now all I have is red eye and no symptoms does that mean that i don't have pink eye any more?
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: It would depend on the cause of the dry eye. If it is a systemic problem then it would be unlikely that just on would have the problem. If it is a chemical, infection, or exposure than it would be more likely to happen. ...Read more
My contacts almost always feel dry and my vision is blurry. I use OTC eye drops constantly but they only help for a little while. What can I do?
Go back to your doc: Either your lubrication regimen is not adequate, you don't have adequate tears to support the type of contacts, or the fit or type of contact is wrong for you. ...Read more
I have dry eyes. I went to a doc 3 times and i still have dry eyes. Ik i have to see an actually eye doc, but will sitting close to a tv help my eyes?
Eye doctor: Please see an eye doctor. He/she will examine your eyes. You MAY have eye strain. Sitting to close to a TV MAY cause more strain. Your eye doc may suggest some drops to help moisturize your eyes or perhaps glasses are needed. Protect your eyes by seeing an eye doc soon. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get laser eye surgury in one eye only? Both of my eyes are bad - i wear contact lenses every day. An eye doctor said that my other eye isn't possible, but I am thinking about getting it in one eye so that i only have to deal with 1 cont
Possibly: Depending on the cause of the poor vision, you may benefit from a contact in that eye or corrective surgery to have its prescription equal that of your better eye. If you have had poor vision in the one eye since you were young and you are now an adult, changing the prescription with contacts or surgery may still not improve its ability to see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im short sighted, i have glasses. Got blurred vision in both my eyes. Have pain in only one eye. What could be causing this?
Various causes: Optical (wrong Rx for glasses) is e VERY uncommon cause of a painful eye. Type of pain is helpful to figure out a cause. Sharp-foreign body or dryness. Pain on movement--optic neuritis, trauma? Dull/sharp. Front of eye/back of eye? Most probably not the glasses. Repost with a better description of your symptoms. ...Read more
Ive been using eye drops for pink eye since saturday am symptom free but have two more days of drops. Can I wear my contacts? Will the drops hurt?
I have blurry vision and more so in one eyeand been to a eye dr and said I have a slight stigma. Worried.Confused?
Probably OK: If you have been tested, hopefully by an ophthalmologist, and the blur you note in one eye is due to a small degree of astigmatism (meaning that eye is slightly oval), then you probably have nothing to worry about especially if the eye doctor said you do not need to wear eyeglasses or contacts. ...Read more
I have one blue eye and one green&brown eye (yet as I was born with a cataract I have very poor vision in my green eye), what are the chances of this?
6 in 1000: http://healthresearchfunding.org/central-heterochromia-statistics/ It disturbs me that there's a group called health research funding with an interest in heterochromia, a lovely condition in Persian cats,David Bowie and people with a white forelock -van Waardenburg's syndrome. They quote 6 in 1000, other suggests are on the same order of magnitude, about 1%. ...Read more
Cant see after putting ointment in eyes for blepharitis. What should I do since I have low vision>worse now?
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