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Can Allergies Affect Only One Eye
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
What would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.
Can I retard thinning of the eye retina, a problem from birth. Affects only one eye. Will this adversely impact on my other eye.
See eye dr: asap to keep regular visit to see if anything can be done to prevent this , don't do anything where you can hurt your eye ...Read more
Can myopia in one eye cause a slight sleepy eye, like a misalignment of one eye compared to the other? If yes, can glasses, and so on fix it?
Relative fixes: A 20 year old is beyond the age of visual system plasticity, generally ending around 8 years old. Glasses may help your "sleepy eye" or "lazy eye" better known as amblyopia, visualize better. Optimal vision in the amblyopic eye will help it fuse with the better-seeing eye, reducing drift in (crossed-eyes) or out (wall-eye). Glasses will protect your eyes from injury, so choose safety glasses. ...Read more
Depth perception: You need two eyes in order to have true depth perception. Interestingly, people who have had only one functional eye since birth or early childhood can judge distances about as well as two-eyed individuals (by comparing shadows and sizes of objects). Those who lose the function of one eye later in life may have some difficulty judging distances, but eventually can manage most tasks normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help for amppe acute multifocal. Happened in both eyes vision returned to one eye only. Is there anything to help other eye regain sight.
Can misalingment of one eye due to myopic anisometropia be treated only with eye excercises? How much improvement is seen?
Eye lubricant: If you are certain it is from allergy and not an infection or trauma, then start with an over the counter (OTC) eye lubricant like Systane. If this works, fine. There are OTC anti allergic drops, quite inexpensive, in most pharmacies which should be tried next. If the condition is persistent, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Allergy eyes : I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "floaters", but my patients sometimes do report changes in their vision when their allergies are active. As long as whatever symptom you have is only mildly annoying and is temporary, there's probably no need to worry. But if your eyes get very painful or your vision is really not clear, you might want to see an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?
Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free". Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Size matters...: Often an allergic reaction is limited to the local site of exposure -- in the case of airborne pollens, dander, etc., this may be the nasal tissue. This is because anything larger than 10 microns (like pollen grains) will get caught in nose and that is where you are most likely to develop symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have watering in only one eye, what could be the cause of this. Will using refresh eye wash help it?
I'm 55. I have severe dry eyes in both eyes and floaters in R eye. Does taking 37.5mg Dothiepin a day the likely cause? Any cure for floaters?
Cure for floaters: floaters will usually resolve over time (months) as they sink to the bottom of the eye and as your brain learns to ignore them. Particularly troublesome floaters can be removed by a retina specialist with a surgery called vitrectomy. There is also a new injectable medication that some retinal specialists have used to dissolve floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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