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Blister On Sclera
I have a fluid-filled "blister" on my sclera (off to the side of cornea). Not painful. Arose after putting in contacts. Should i seek med. Attention?
Few days: The sclera is the white part of the eye, which is covered by a translucent membrane called the conjunctiva. Any scratch to the white part of the eye would scratch the conjunctiva, not the sclera, unless it was very deep - which is much more serious. You should be seen by your ophthalmologist to be sure. Most conjunctival abrasions or corneal abrasions heal within a few days with antibiotic drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discover cause: If the white of the eye is other than white, problems ranging from allergy all the way to liver failure could be the problem. Mopping up the water on the floor doesn't stop the leak! if the problem lingers or worsens, get checked by an eyemd. Diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scleral growth: Your description could quite a few different things. The most common would be a pinguecula which is a benign growth related to uv exposure. It could also be a precancerous or cancerous lesion so you need to have the lesion evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an eye doctor: As we age the clear tissue that covers the sclera is exposed to the environment and like the rest of our body undergoes aging changes. These changes include pigmentary changes, increase in size of blood vessels, and slight darkening of the conjunctiva when compared to the part of eye under the lids. To rule out disease see an eye doctor. Avoid abuse of drops to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?
Yes but why?: Regular contacts can be comfortable and give excellent vision. Scleral contacts are prescribed for special circumstances such as eye distortion, eye dryness, eye surface disease. They cost more, are harder to fit, and are generally a little less comfortable than standard lenses although this in part might be that they are used to compensate for disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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