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Can rubbing the eyes white area make floaters worse?

Can rubbing the eyes white area make floaters worse?

Alteration position: Rubbing the eyes may shift the position of pre-existing floaters a bit although they will reposition themselves in between. Unless the rubbing is so vigorous that you induce further floaters, this will not change the basic pattern you are experiencing. If you see many new floaters, or flashing lights or the vision changes, see your ophthalmologist without delay. ...Read more

Dr. Keshav Narain
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Floaters (Definition)

Floater = 0ptical debris in vitreous body or lens that appears as a spot in ...Read more


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If you rub your eyes, and it started hurting and the eyeballs are red where you rub the eyes layer at, will the eyes layer change appearance? Clues?

If you rub your eyes, and it started hurting and the eyeballs are red where you rub the eyes layer at, will the eyes layer change appearance? Clues?

Eye bruise?: It's actually to cause a bruise to the sclera (white part of the eyes), possibly from rubbing too hard. It's called a scleral hemorrhage and can make part of the eyeball red like blood. It's generally not dangerous, but if you have vision changes or pain or it's getting worse, you should GET IT CHECKED. Don't rub your eyes too hard. If it's a small/mild, it should heal in a week or so. ...Read more

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See ripples, blur patch which comes and goes when I look around or blink - all the time. Related to dry eyes or floaters?

See ripples, blur patch which comes and goes when I look around or blink - all the time. Related to dry eyes or floaters?

Dry eyes vs Floaters: Dry eyes can cause blurry vision or ripples in vision that come and go when you blink. If you see black objects or lines floating (when looking a white background), those are floaters and may be due to a PVD: posterior vitreous detachment which is common as we age. Any flashing lights, a burst of new black floaters, or seeing a curtain coming over vision needs to be evaluated by eyeMD emergently. ...Read more

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The inside corners of my eyes itch/burn but are not red. Itching them only makes it worse and more persistent. Eye drops do not help.

The inside corners of my eyes itch/burn but are not red. Itching them only makes it worse and more persistent. Eye drops do not help.

Examination time: Mixed itching & burning symptoms are a broad symptom complex. It's best to have examination. If it's the eyeball's inner corner, antihistamine or mild steroid eye drop would likely help. If it's the inner eyelid skin, then it may require an ophthalmic steroid ointment. Warm compresses & eyelid cleansing may help as well. An examination will help to elucidate the cause & best approach to treatment. ...Read more

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Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?

Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?

Dryness is possible: A common cause of redness and irritation with contacts is dryness. Other issues are contact lens overwear and improper management. Are you removing the lens each night? Are you rinsing it well after cleaning before insertion? Check with the initial fitter of the lens to see if some changes need be made. ...Read more

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Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Not likely: Although you could definitely injure the eye. If this occurs, wash out the eye immediately with water. Then go to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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Soft lens which break into pieces is hurting my eyeball, can we see floaters and flashes from chronic trauma and irritation , i feel the pieces migrated?

Soft lens which break into pieces is hurting my eyeball, can we see floaters and flashes from chronic trauma and irritation , i feel the pieces migrated?

Need dilation exam: Contacts cannot migrate into your eye. Floaters are serious sometimes, so a dilated exam from an eye care professional is required. The irritation is likely unrelated. ...Read more

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Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids). Worse after exercise/sweating. Also after alcohol they get much worse. Causes dry/dead skin?

Irritable pink/redness round the eyes (mostly eyelids).  Worse after exercise/sweating.  Also after alcohol they get much worse.  Causes dry/dead skin?

Stop the alcohol: You may be allergic to something that is touching your eyelids (new nail polish, perfume, makeup) if your family or you has a history of hayfever, asthma, allergies or ezcema-it could be ezcema. You need to see a dermatologist. Until then stop all makeup, nailpolish, perfume. An otc jydrocortisone ointment 1% may help till then. ...Read more

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When exposed to sun, my eyes get irritated, little pain, and it feels like my forehead veins are contracting..I wear spectacles as well as contact lens?

When exposed to sun, my eyes get irritated, little pain, and it feels like my forehead veins are contracting..I wear spectacles as well as contact lens?

Dryness/ UV: Your eyes may be sensitive to the bright light and your reflexive squinting may be the cause of your forehead feeling this way. Also prolonged squinting can be fatiguing and uncomfortable. Your eyes may also be experiencing dryness from the exposure. My advice is to try sunglasses when outside, as well as contact friendly artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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Dry eyes n blepharitis.Use natural tears. Eyes always hav red veins, sometimes itchy, gritty. How to tell when I have infection or inflammation (dry)?

Dry eyes n blepharitis.Use natural tears. Eyes always hav red veins, sometimes itchy, gritty. How to tell when I have infection or inflammation (dry)?

Blepharitis can: manifest with inflamed eyelid margins and debris from both inflammatory and infectious etiologies (causes). This may lead to dry eye, red eye and even blurred vision. Tackling the root problem, blepharitis, will help the associated symptoms. Identifying the cause of your blepharitis by your ophthalmologist will in turn lead to to a directed treatment plan. ...Read more

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Wrinkles and dark circkles under my eyes due to irritation caused by using snail eye cream. Vaseline doesn't help at all. Please help?

Wrinkles and dark circkles under my eyes due to irritation caused by using snail eye cream. Vaseline doesn't help at all. Please help?

? too young for this: Are you resting well ? Excess dieting and exercise, decreased fluid intake, serious other health problem, recent OB problem, infection, other systemic disease possible. See pmd have a general check and basic labs and go from there. ...Read more

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Feeling like eye floater & mild burning in eye. It gets better when i wash eyes with cold water. Is this inflammation, allergy, infect, or floater.

Burning vs itchiness: Burning is usually due to drying out of the tear film (ie, dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, chemical exposure); allergies usually cause itchiness. Viral infections usually cause severe itchiness; bacterial infections cause severe yellowish/green discharge. Floaters are the black objects many see when looking at a white background. If in doubt, see your eyemd. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com may help. ...Read more

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Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright," after shampoo got in my eyes.

Can shampoo in the eyes cause retinal damage or other serious harm? My floaters seemed worse, and my vision "bright," after shampoo got in my eyes.

No: Getting shampoo in the eye can cause a to of irritation and burning. However it will not affect the inside of the eye. Also the brightness should not be affected. ...Read more

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Do whitening Japanese eye drops really work? The white of my eyes gets red easily when I'm outdoors or when I'm not wearing contact lenses/glasses.

Do whitening Japanese eye drops really work? The white of my eyes gets red easily when I'm outdoors or when I'm not wearing contact lenses/glasses.

Eye Whitening Drops: Eye drops that contain a vasoconstrictor will close blanch blood vessels and make the eyes look whiter if red but then can lead to rebound redness and worsening redness with chronic use. See "Eye Whitening" at: More info at cremersmd@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Can flying in an airplane make my Blepharitis and dry eye and eye strain worse ? My pupils tend to dilate on their own due to eye strain

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Can flying in an airplane make my Blepharitis and dry eye and eye strain worse ? My pupils tend to dilate on their own due to eye strain

Yes: Airplane cabin air is notoriously extremely dry. Worsening dryness can lead to eye pain and irritation. I would recommend using artificial tears while flying, drinking plenty of water, and taking frequent breaks from computer/phone/reading, etc. ...Read more

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Does dehydration cause extremely dry eyes that look dull yellow also bumps at the coners of mouth with white around my lips?

Does dehydration cause extremely dry eyes that look dull yellow also bumps at the coners of mouth with white around my lips?

Possibly : These findings could be due to dehydration but could be caused by other issues. If the symptoms do not resolve after proper fluid intake, go see your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Eye Floaters (Definition)

are spots you notice visually that may vary in shape & are ...Read more