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Blow To The Eye
Blood vessel: Blood vessels on the surface of the eye break due to coughing, sneezing, straining. This is called subconjunctival hemorrhage, and is a benign condition. Blood vessels inside the eye may break due to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, sarcoidosis, sickle cell, hiv, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy eye drops needs to be absorbed and soaked in for it to work or it just enough to hit the surface of the eye externally?
Made you blink!: My patients find the best method is lying on their back facing upward, eyelids closed, and placing a drop at the edge of the lid near the nose and letting it roll into the eye slowly. Otherwise standing up, tipping head back and dropping it in is hit or miss; good chance eyelashes will blink the drop away - like Nadal poaching away a weakly hit groundstroke (except yesterday at the French Open!). ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Anticholinergic: Dilating eye drops, commonly Tropicamide & cyclopentolate, act by blocking muscarinic receptors in the iris sphincter muscle thereby blocking cholinergic input which causes the pupil to dilate. This effect is termed Anticholinergic, and the effect that makes the pupil smaller (miotic) is termed Cholinergic. There is also an effect on accommodation which is why dilation affects your near focus. ...Read more
If I put eye drop on the corner of my eyes while closing my eyes than open to let the eye drop in, will it affects the effectiveness of the eye drop?
No: That is an acceptable way to put eye drops in and many people do this. ...Read more
If you were to open your eyes underwater , could the water damage the surface of the eyes like the cornea , conjunctiva and the sclera?
No solution: If you have spontaneously had a small leak from a surface eye vessel, then that is red blood which cannot respond to any medication or treatment. It will disappear in 3-10 days depending upon the amount. If recurrent or the vision is impaired, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Clean regularly: Clean them weekly and it should prevent it. Unfortunately its the cheap metal that is oxidizing there. Similar to the statue of liberty turning green. ;-(. ...Read more
Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vission. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?
Depends: Depends on the severity of the hemorrhage. As an oculoplastc specialist i deal with blunt trauma all the time but i leave the retina issues to a retinal specialist and concern myself with the bones. Hopefully one of the excellent retinal specialists on this forum will answer. As a general rule, the longer the vision remains poor and is not improving, the poorer the prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clot in posterior to the retina due to blunt injury to the eye with loss of vision. Pls tell me if the vision comes back or not?
Depends on damage. : Traumatic retinal hemorrhages can range from superficial to catastrophic. If there is too much damage to the retina or there is blood underneath the retina, the damage may be permanent. In that case, the vision may not come back. See your retinal specialist for more specific information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you were to blow too hard when useing the frenzel maneuver to clear your ears could it cause damage to the eye resulting in a change in iris color?
No: Your iris cannot change color that way! it is possible to pop a blood vessel in the white area though. This would cause a red spot there. ...Read more
Lens in the eye: The eye contains a soft, flexible lens. When you look at something up close, the muscles inside your eye flex and change the shape of the lens. This changes the focus of your eye to near. When you look up into the distance, the muscle relax, and the lens goes back to its original shape and focal point. ...Read more
Please explain the best way to use eye drops for glaucoma. Leave eyes shut for 2 minutes putting drop in eye?
Can see videos: Online. But best way is whatever gets a single drop into the eye (cul-de-sac or lid lake without touching the bottle to the lid or contaminating tip) without missing the eye either, followed by keeping the eye closed or covering the tear duct for a minute or two to keep the medicine from exiting the lacrimal tear drain. Use the medicine regularly and at correct intervals within reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye gets it out: The eyes deal with eyelashes falling into the eye on a daily basis. It is very rare for a lash that falls into the eye to cause any difficulty and the eyes have mechanisms to deal with this. The outside of the eye is a closed space and the lash cannot "fall" back behind the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happened: The fovea can b e damaged by laser light, blows to the eye, internal infections, diabetes, vascular occlusions and some inherited disorders. The treatment if possible depends upon the type of damage. Check with your ophthalmologist to see which caused yours and what can be done. ...Read more
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