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I had a bad blow to the eye and I have bad headaches now, please help?

I had a bad blow to the eye and I have bad headaches now, please help?

Get checked ASAP: All eye injuries should be checked by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The headaches may be from the development of traumatic iritis, which is inflammation in the eye from trauma. It usually causes aching, light sensitivity, redness, and often blurred vision. Any injury bad enough to cause iritis might also have led to retinal damage or other problems, to get checked! ...Read more

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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can I sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

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I had a retina detachment surgery/scleral buckle 3 months ago. Can I sparr in the ring with a head gear that protects me from direct blows to the eye?

No: A retinal detachment is an extremely dangerous event. You could lose permanent vision in that eye. It also means protecting vision in the other eye very very important. An accidental blow to your head and eye could permanently leave you blind. No amount of head gear can protect you from that. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A patient has a reduced vision on the right eyes due to trauma blow on the eye and the optic disc margin has hemorrhage?

A patient has a reduced vision on the right eyes due to trauma blow on the eye and the optic disc margin has hemorrhage?

See Ophtho ASAP: This patient needs to be seen asap by the eye surgeon (ophthalmology) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Cold air blowing in right eye day after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Cold air blowing in right eye day after washing muscle rub out with water and rubbing with towel. What is it? Is it temporary?

Chemacal abrasion: This is likely a chemical conjuntivitis and corneal irritation. That is why cold air bothers eye because it dries out an already irritated cornea. You should use lots of atrificial tears and see an eye doctor as you may need antibiotic drops also. ...Read more

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I was hit in the face recently and now when I blow my nose my eye moves like outward due to the pressure, why is it doing this?

I was hit in the face recently and now when I blow my nose my eye moves like outward due to the pressure, why is it doing this?

Emergency problem: After facial trauma to eye sockets or the sinuses, a person SHOULD NOT blow her nose. If she blows her nose, air and bacteria can be forced through the cracked bones and into the space behind the eyeball, thus pushing the eyeball forward. Bad things like and infection behind the eyeball and even blindness can happen. An eye MD doctor and an ENT doctor should evaluate now; or one can visit the E.R. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it to blow air into your own eye?

How unsafe is it to blow air into your own eye?

Usually not: Unless the air is coming at a high pressure, blowing air into the eyes will not cause any significant harm except for a mild drying effect. Higher pressure situations may cause a corneal abrasion, which should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Low pressure air may cause a dry sensation or a temporary sensation that something is in the eye. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if lately when blowing my nose my left eye waters, it just recently started happening? This hasn't happened before.

Should I be concerned if lately when blowing my nose my left eye waters, it just recently started happening? This hasn't happened before.

Normal: There is a connection with the lacrimal (tear) duct that can cause this. Normal anatomy. If its bothersome, or your concerned, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My half mouth has swollen and I can't laugh. Blow and can't blink my eye pf that side?

My half mouth has swollen and I can't laugh. Blow and can't blink my eye pf that side?

Swollen: This is concerning. Perhaps you have an infection or abscess that is impinging on the 7th nerve. This nerve, called the facial nerve, is important in controlling many muscles of facial movement, including muscles near the eye and mouth. Seek medical care immediately-- from the er or your primary doctor! ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the lens of the eye?

What is the lens of the eye?

Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking: Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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What cause scardosis of the eye?

Often w/o Symptoms: This condition is classically a multi organ inflammatory condition. Specific to the eye, inflammation occurs in the front (iritis) and back (uveitis) of the eye, optic nerve, and lacrimal gland tissue as well. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but it's considerable, often without symptoms, and profound in certain patients. Therefore, I would highly recommend that every patient with sarcoidosis be examined by an amount just regularly. Please take care of this. ...Read more

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How are tears created in the eye?

Two types: Emotional tears- lacrimal gland under outer upper lid. Regular tears: three layers. Mucous- goblet cells in conjunctiva. Aqueous- krause and wolfring glands in conjunctiva. Oily- meibomian gland in lids. ...Read more

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What is gout in the eye?

What is gout in the eye?

Uric acid effect: Patients with gout (a form of arthritis) have elevated uric acid levels.
There are reports in the literature where there is evidence that deposits of uric acid crystals in the eyes of patient with gout have caused damage to eye structures such as the sclerotic, the choroid and the bacillary layer of the retina and cases of episcleritis have occurred concomitantly with an acute episode of gout. ...Read more

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What is pinguecula in the eye?

What is pinguecula in the eye?

Eyeball feature: This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball. More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually at the corneal/scleral junction. It is of little if any significance and is more often found in older people. ...Read more

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What is venouse pulse in the eye?

What is venouse pulse in the eye?

SVP: Spontaneous venous pulsation can be seen on the optic nerve head. When present, it means that there is no elevated intracranial pressure. Its absence has no meaning. ...Read more