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Dr. Mark Pack
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more


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Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

Can skin damage below my eyes be caused by the sun reflection off my sunglasses?

No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in the sun. ...Read more

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My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?

My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?

No problem: The eye is equipped with significant reflexes that prevent stability of the image when staring at the sun or even a bright light. Your 7 year unless drugged, will have these in active use and should have no problems. ...Read more

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I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

I have detached retina in r eye and short sight in l eye when the sun is behind someone iam talkin too I can't see there face would sunglasses help?

Sunglasses…: …are always a good idea when outdoors in sunlight to protect your eyes from uv rays. You want good ones that block both uva & uvb & have lenses that don't distort your vision. Are you under the care of an ophthalmologist? If not, i'd highly advise seeing one for the detached retina problem. ...Read more

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I scratched my eye two days ago (hit my eye with an eye dropper sachet). I went into sunshine without sunglasses, facing the sun, for about ten seconds. Will this cause cancer or other disease to my scratched eye?

I scratched my eye two days ago (hit my eye with an eye dropper sachet). I went into sunshine without sunglasses, facing the sun, for about ten seconds. Will this cause cancer or other disease to my scratched eye?

No: It does mot cause cancer. If you truly scratched the clear surface of your eyeball you may need medicated drops to prevent an infection from scarring that area & leading to a permanent distortion of vision. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

Sometimes the : Surface of the eye gets dried out , this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola cause extreme sensitivity to daylight. I find that since I started rhodiola my eyes are sensitive to daylight I always wear sunglasses ?

Can rhodiola cause extreme sensitivity to daylight. I find that since I started rhodiola my eyes are  sensitive to daylight I always wear sunglasses ?

Rhodiola: Rhodiola is a supplement and as such is not studied or approved by government agencies like the FDA in the U.S.. Accordingly most physicians cannot validate its safety or efficacy. Your pharmacist may have some pertinent information about this supplement. ...Read more

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Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes i wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes i wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?

Dry eye: Your description is most consistent with dry eye issues. I would recommend trying artificial tears, warm compresses, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. If no improvement, i would see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Protective: Sun glasses are protective to your eyes. They block harmful sun rays which carry UV light which is damaging to your skin and to your eye-lens. Most of the rays come with the direct sunlight, so light from the sides is not harmful. ...Read more

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Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?

Why do I get so many black spots on my face when I am under direct sun. Noticed a new one under my eye. Wear sunblock wear sunglasses sometimes?

Spots on the face: Many people, especially older ones and ones with darker complexions, like asians, and african americans, get dark areas on their face from sun exposue. It often comes after a blemish, a pimple or rash, which is first red and then turns dark. You must avoid the sun, use sun protective lotions, and you can buy a skin bleach, which contains hydroquinone on the dark spots to lighten them. It is slow. ...Read more

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Are polarized sunglasses bad for children’s eyes?

Are polarized sunglasses bad for children’s eyes?

No: They do a better job of shielding them from unwanted sun rays than plain sunglasses. ...Read more

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What causes extreme sensitivity to daylight? Daylight hurts my eyes, I am always wearing sunglasses whether it’s sunny or not. What causes this issue?

What causes extreme sensitivity to daylight? Daylight hurts my eyes, I am always wearing sunglasses whether it’s sunny or not. What causes this issue?

Sudden?..: Is this a long standing or come on recently.If so,then Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea).Uveitis (u-vee-I-tis) warning signs often come on suddenly and get worse quickly.Possible causes of uveitis are infection, injury, or an autoimmune or inflammatory disease.IF so,see someone today!!! ...Read more

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Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Are color sunglasses lenses bad for your eyes?

Not color, quality: It is not so much the color or shade of the sunglasses but the quality of the lens in protecting you from uva and uvb sunlight. Look for high quality or brand name sunglasses that states 100% uva and uvb protection. ...Read more

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Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Do polarized sunglasses really protect your eyes?

Yes: They mostly help with glare. Whether polarized or not, sunglasses can help protect the health of the eye. ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

What kind of sunglasses must I wear to protect my eyes?

UV filtration: Sunglasses lower the total amount of light to the eye and should also block uv light. Most will do this and any good optical shop with have such eyeglasses. Grey lenses are good and maintain normal color perception. Brown lenses cut through haze better but distort the color balance making red objects harder to distinguish. Discuss this with your optician. ...Read more

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Is wearing sunglasses healthy or unhealthy for your eyes?

Is wearing sunglasses healthy or unhealthy for your eyes?

Usually healthy: Make sure that the sunglasses block uv rays. They will usually say "blocks uva/uvb" on the side. There were some problems with sunglasses that blocked visible light well, allowing the pupil to dilate, but they did not block uv (ultraviolet rays) well, so they let even more uv rays in than wearing no sunglasses. Most modern or quality sunglasses block uv rays well. ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses are best for protecting your eyes?

What kind of sunglasses are best for protecting your eyes?

Uv filtering: Your eyes are best protected from UV light rays with sunglasses designed to filter out those radiations. Most optical shops can help you select the most favorable., Don't forget also safety glasses to prevent direct trauma. ...Read more

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What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

What color sunglasses lenses are good or bad for your eyes?

Brown or grey: To block the uv light most effectively, sunglasses of brown or grey are the best. These always have incorporated in them uv blockage. Other colors are mostly cosmetic and a few for special circumstances. None are bad for the eyes although some are not effective. ...Read more

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Can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses?

Can your eyes adjust to bright sunlight without sunglasses?

Time: Your eyes will adjust for bright sunlight with time but sunglasses will make you more comfortable and protect your eyes from uv rays. ...Read more

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How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

How do I get my eyes used to sunlight without wearing sunglasses?

Sunglasses: You don't. You should use sunglasses as excess uv light is the cause of both cataracts and makes macular degeneration worse. Emil chynn md park avenue lasek. ...Read more

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Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

Does wearing polarized sunglasses protect your eyes from welding?

No: Welding produces high intensity uv irradiation which can cause terrific burns of the cornea (a sort of advanced sunburn). There are plenty of special lenses to protect the eyes during welding but polarized or any other type of ordinary sunglasses will not provide enough blockage to protect the eyes. Your welding supply store can supply the correct lenses and they should be present at work. ...Read more

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Can you suggest a means to get my eyes used to sunlight without sunglasses?

Not good idea: Sunglasses protect the eyes from the brightness of light and uv light. These are good protective measures and in bright light you can usually see better with sunglasses. Your eyes will not spontaneously get used to too much sunlight although a minor degree of tolerance may be experienced. ...Read more

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Why do bright lights hurt my eyes even when i'm wearing polarized sunglasses?

Why do bright lights hurt my eyes even when i'm wearing polarized sunglasses?

Very sensitive: Polarization tends to cut glare but total brightness may still pose a problem in high intensity situations such as watersports or skiing. Having a darker lens, sometimes mirrored with polarization should provide the most comfort. If the eye sensitivity started acutely with a red eye you should be checked out for iritis. ...Read more

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Are plastic sunglasses harmful for ur eyes?

Are plastic sunglasses harmful for ur eyes?

Not necessarily: Any sunglasses that do not block uv rays can be harmful to your eyes, be they made of glass, plastic or some other material. Make sure your sunglasses block both uv/a and uv/b rays and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Can sunglasses protect our eyes from the computer?

Not necessary: The lcd displays have little or no radiation that can in anyway damage the eye. So there is no need to wear sunglasses. There is a diagnosis as cvs, or computer vision syncrome, which is nothing but tiredness, poorly fitted glasses; or dry eyes after hours of computer use are possible. Neck problems have also been noted. No direct damage to the eye has been noted. ...Read more

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Do brown lensed sunglasses actually harm your eyes? If so, why?

No: The UV A/B Rays from sun is harmful. Please make sure the sunglasses have these coatings. The color of lens does not make any difference. Yellow/brown lens tend to block short wave blue ray which also could be harmful like UV Rays. ...Read more

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Will my eyes not get affected if i wear sunglasses and use computer?

Will my eyes not get affected if i wear sunglasses and use computer?

No need: There is no need to wear sunglasses when working with lcd or led monitors. They have little or no radiation. There was a problem years ago with video display of old cathode ray monitors which emitted radiation, but i don't think you are still using that? ...Read more

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What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

What kind of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Uv protection: Most colored lenses from optical shops have more than adequate uv protection and some over the counter glasses do also. That is all you need to protect your lighter colored eyes. ...Read more

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Which brand of sunglasses provide the best protection for lighter colored eyes?

Brand vs protection: The issue is not one brand vs another. You need to get sunglasses that filter out uv/a and uv/b light. These are the rays that damage your eyes and can be found among many different brands, both expensive and cheap. ...Read more

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Do sunglasses have long term side effects as he is experiencing dryness in his eyes?

Do sunglasses have long term side effects as he is experiencing dryness in his eyes?

Dry eyes: Sunglasses should protect eyes, especially from wind and foreign objects. drinking plenty of fluids is important, but persistent dry eyes should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or an eye doctor as it can signal other illnesses. ...Read more

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How much is to much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry i know this is two questions.)

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How much is to much tv/computer for your eyes? Would sunglasses help? (sorry i know this is two questions.)

Dry eye: It is common for the eyes to become dry during prolonged tv or computer use. Try some artificial tears every 30 minutes or so to alleviate any feelings of dry eye such as foreign body sensation or burning/tearing. Take a break every 30 minutes to look at something far away out the window to reduce eye strain. ...Read more

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Biological Therapy (Definition)

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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more