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White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of other causes. See your local ophthalmologist for a full examination to determine the cause and decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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What is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy?

What is spinal bulbar muscular atrophy?

A neurodegeneration: Sbma is a serious problem in which a gene causes malfunction of male hormones and causes progressive damage to the nerves that control the muscles of the body. As time goes on, men with sbma may experience loss of fertility, impotence, severe weakness, trouble swallowing and breathing, numbness, all that worsen over time, typically in men and typically starting in adulthood. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Heterochromia: Prostaglandin analogues used to treat glaucoma have risk in changing eye color. ...Read more

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What is congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium?

What is congenital hypertrophy of retinal pigmentation epithelium?

It is: A very darkly pigmented lesion of the retina found during an eye exam. It is similar to a mole or nevus, but has some distinctive differences. Unlike a mole, it cannot become cancerous. It does not affect the vision and should be of no concern to you. ...Read more

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Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Sometimes: If the upper eyelid skin becomes very redundant and hangs over the lashes that can reduce the peripheral vision. This can be detected in a visual field test. This is one of the common reasons that eyelid surgery -blepharoplasty- is performed. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more

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What is macular puckers in eye, or scarred tissue in eye?

What is  macular puckers in eye, or scarred tissue in eye?

The same: Those terms mean the same thing. Additionally, sometimes a pucker is referred to as "scar tissue on the retina", and "epiretinal gliosis." When appropriate, surgery to remove the pucker may be a good idea to halt vision deterioration, or modestly improve vision. Best to see a retina specialist for this kind of problem. ...Read more

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Where is eye aqueous humor produced?

Where is eye aqueous humor produced?

Ciliary body: The aqueous functions as the clear "blood" of the front of the eye. It is produced in a ring gland behind the outer edge of the iris called the ciliary body. The fluid bathes the eye interior and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the lens and the inside of the cornea, carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide. Dysfunction of the drains can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

Sort of : Lattice degeneration is retinal thinning of inner retina that may progress to outer layers, when the retinal pigment epithelium can become sec. ...Read more

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Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

No: Mydriasis means the pupil is dilated. It is a normal function of the pupil. Dilating eye drops will cause extreme mydriasis for a short time without any lasting side effects. Nerve damage or eye trauma can cause longer lasting or permanent mydriasis. The retina is exposed to more light, but this doesn't generally cause damage, unless it is intense and sustained, which is painful. ...Read more

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In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

In open angle glaucoma is optic atrophy a symptom of glaucoma attacking the central vision?

Glaucoma: when glaucoma attacks the optic nerve the initial loss is usually peripheral vision. If not controled the loss will increase and proceed to involve the central vision. ...Read more

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Is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

Is  pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis)  painful?

Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear. ...Read more

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Is heterochromia affected by eye injuries?

Is heterochromia affected by eye injuries?

Can be: Heterochromia--eyes of different colors_ can result from eye trauma with disruption of the iris pigment. The condition can, however, be congenital as well. Changes in the perceived color of the iris may also result in corneal opacities that mute the iris pigment ...Read more

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What is ocular cutaneous albinism?

What is ocular cutaneous albinism?

It is: An inherited disorder in which there is limited or no production of melanin. Melanin is the primary pigment the makes the skin colored. It is also very important in the eye. People who have this have very fair skin, blonde or red hair and blue eyes. They typically have very poor eyesight as well, and many are blind. ...Read more