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Had hair colored yesterday-ammonia smell was very strong-my eyes started tearing and nose has been burning since. Have I done permanent harm?cancer?

Had hair colored yesterday-ammonia smell was very strong-my eyes started tearing and nose has been burning since. Have I done permanent harm?cancer?

No: Just take some antihistamines like benadryl 25 -50 mg, 1-3x/day, it is sedating, if worse see a dr to get a steroid like prednisone pills for 2-3 days, this will not cause cancer and will pass quickly ...Read more

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What types of non-strenuous exercises should one do that has a history of retina tears, lattice, an hole that will not induce further harm to the eye?

What types of non-strenuous exercises should one do that has a history of retina tears, lattice, an hole that will not induce further harm to the eye?

KeepYourEyesOpen: Avoid amusement park rides (roller coasters and other thrill rides, bumper cars, etc.), boxing,yoga movements where you stand on your head, gravity boots, any activity that jerks the head violently back and forth or banging your head against the wall when frustrated.OK is: walking, jogging, swimming, cycling on relatively smooth surfaces (with helmet), tennis... well you get it. But: no guarantees ...Read more

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Does the irritation from chopping onions and applying skin products with mint cause harm to the eye?

Does the irritation from chopping onions and applying skin products with mint cause harm to the eye?

No harm just tearing: Please refer to your pediatrician too as you need to be 17 to post questions here. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can pollution harm my eyes over time?

Can pollution harm my eyes over time?

Not seriously: Pollution can be irritation and even set up some occasional allergies. But it will not lead to any deep-seated serious issue. However, the response can be annoying, irritating and cause redness and light sensitivity. If you have symptoms, best to check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Would it harm my eyes to go without using them for several hours a day?

Would it harm my eyes to go without using them for several hours a day?

Ocular rest: No but if you feel your eyes closing during the day inspite of adequate sleep, it could be sign of uncorrected nedd for glasses. See ophthalmologist if this is a recurring problem. ...Read more

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Had lots of sand splashed in my eyes while on beach; removing sand for days after. How do my eyes deal with lots of sand coming in? Any harm? Thx.

Had lots of sand splashed in my eyes while on beach; removing sand for days after.  How do my eyes deal with lots of sand coming in? Any harm?  Thx.

Wear sunglasses: it's not good to get a lot of sand in your eyes. Suggest you wear wrap-around or occlusive sunglasses at the beach. If sand does get in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with water or "Eyewash" which can be bought at a drugstore. ...Read more

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Can the IPhone 6 flashlight harm my eyes? Didn't realize the flashlight was on. I looked directly into it by mistake really closely. If so temporary?

Can the IPhone 6 flashlight harm my eyes? Didn't realize the flashlight was on. I looked directly into it by mistake really closely. If so temporary?

No harm: This light is neither intense enough nor focused enough to cause any harm with the glance you described or even a longer look. ...Read more

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Just wandering if sunlight can harm your eyes?

Just wandering if sunlight can harm your eyes?

Possibly: I've read that people who wear sun glasses most of their lives have half the risk of cataract formation, and half the risk of developing macular degeneration. I recommend sunglasses when ever you spend extended periods outdoors, especially if you have had cataract surgery. ...Read more

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

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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I'm just wonderingif you never wear sunglasses, will it harm your eyes in summer?

I'm just wonderingif you never wear sunglasses, will it harm your eyes in summer?

Risky : Living near the water in the south, your eyes are at greater risk for pterigiums, cataracts, macular degeneration/scarring. ...Read more

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Why seeing solar eclipse dangerous for eyes? Does it equally harm other creatures like animals and birds eyes?

Why seeing solar eclipse dangerous for eyes? Does it equally harm other creatures like animals and birds eyes?

It can burn the : Retina similar to what a laser pointer would do. I doubt that other animals even notice or know what a solar eclipse, but the result would be the same if the animal were curious enough to look at an eclipse. ...Read more

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Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm. Not flashing lights, flashes.nomigraine. Worried.

Seeing bluepinkpurp FLASHES of light be benign? Saw opthamg said eyes look healthy. Didn't find harm. Not flashing lights, flashes.nomigraine. Worried.

Retina migraine Brai: Flashes of light can signify many conditions and the very first thing to do is to have a complete and dilated I exam in which the retina is checked thoroughly to make sure that there are no retinaldiseases. It also can signify migraine particularly when it's followed by a headache or it could at times Oak her without the headache at which point we call it a retinal migraine. ...Read more

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Does it harm my eyes not to wear optical glasses if I have a stigmatism?

No: Wearing or not wearing glasses will not harm your eyes in any way. You wear glasses to see better. Some people choose to not wear glasses and be blurry all the time. ...Read more

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What are the harms of masturbating for men? Any damages to eyes? Eyesights, change eye prescription or etc?

What are the harms of masturbating for men? Any damages to eyes? Eyesights, change eye prescription or etc?

Really none: The issue of masturbation and changes in bodily function or mental problems is what is termed an "old wives tale". It probably started from observing that mentally disturbed persons will frequently masturbate, but that is an effect and not the cause. Hopefully you will soon acquire a partner and then not have to worry about this. ...Read more

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What if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

What if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

Not necessarily: Herpes will not be cured with antibiotic given for uti, gonorrhea may be cured if given Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for example, but certain strain of gonorrhea are becoming resistant to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) it also can help with chancroid. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

Could you tell me if I wear two different colour opaque contact lenses, will any harm come to my eyes?

No harm: As long as you have been fitted for a given brand and curvature of contact lens, any color is ok, so mix and match at will. ...Read more

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I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

I have seen a lot of mixed opinions on if pinhole glasses will help one's eyes, but will wearing them do any harm?

No harm: Pinhole glasses only allow the image to be projected through the center of your cornea and lens where no refractive error will blur the image. This does no harm, but also won't help your underlying refractive error. ...Read more

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I got step on my left eyes by the bottom of a gym shoes. Could this change my eyes shape and how it looks? Could it do other harms to my eyes?

I got step on my left eyes by the bottom of a gym shoes. Could this change my eyes shape and how it looks? Could it do other harms to my eyes?

Trauma to eye ?: Am very sorry, I do not understand your question.
Do you mean that somebody step on your face?
Please clarify ...Read more

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Can too many warm compresses harm my eyes? I put them on like 4 times a day at most

Can too many warm compresses harm my eyes? I put them on like 4 times a day at most

No.: Warm compresses are not harmful. Be careful not to be too hot — this is especially true if you are heating anything in the microwave. ...Read more

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Can I use flash to take my newborns photographs? Will it harm the baby's eyes? He is 3 weeks old

Can I use flash to take my newborns photographs? Will it harm the baby's eyes? He is 3 weeks old

Send us a photo: Your baby's eyes are a lot like yours. A close up might cause a little pain--put the flash in your face--but won't do lasting damage. ...Read more

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Will looking in to the sun directly many times for a few secs when doing sunset photography harm my eyes? Any tips on eye safety?

Will looking in to the sun directly many times for a few secs when doing sunset photography harm my eyes? Any tips on eye safety?

Sunset photos: Starring at the sun for any time period or at any point can be harmful Suggest you line up your camera, and set on automatic, then sort out shot you want. Just to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use refresh liquigel once in am and once at pm? Helps esp liqgl. Nd refresh optive 2x mid day? How long can I do this? Harm eyes? Appt soon

Is it ok to use refresh liquigel once in am and once at pm? Helps esp liqgl. Nd refresh optive 2x mid day? How long can I do this? Harm eyes? Appt soon

Artificial tears: And lubricating drops are safe to use frequently. If you are going to be using them more than about 4 times a day, you might want to try the preservative free kind. Otherwise, just avoid redness relievers. Take care. ...Read more