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Can You Briefly Explain About Keratitis
Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more
PVD: Pvd: posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied, pulls away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina ; tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment ; blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Inside eye inflamed: Iritis is a sterile inflammation of the internal parts of the eye. It causes pain, redness and light sensitivity and can lead to serious consequences if untreated. It is sometimes related to systemic GI and rheumatic illness as part of hyperimmunity in these conditions. But most are isolated, without any systemic components. It usually responds well to medication from your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Vision correction: A cataract is a loss of transparency of the natural lens. Removal of the cataract means the focusing element of the eye is therefore removed. To replace this, an inert plastic intraocular lens has been developed which can be permanently implanted in the eye to replace this focus. It is now a routine part of cataract surgery. ...Read more
Yes: The eye maintains a 'normal' pressure to allow proper vision. Glaucoma has several forms but the hallmark is the internal eye pressure becomes higher than the nerves and blood vessels at the back of the eye can withstand and so vision diminishes. Treatment is to eliminate the cause if possible, or to lower the pressure with medication and/or surgery. ...Read more
Ever SEE a SOUND?: Synesthesia- defined as stimulating one sensory modality (such as sight) but PERCEIVING that stimulation in terms of another sensory modality's functional response (such as sound). So, SEE'ing SOUNDS or Tasting a Rainbow? Some high level trained musicians can memorize music by "hearing color." Are you a SYNESTHETE? Check this little summary out: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.htm ...Read more
Rare disease. : Serpiginous choroiditis is a rare, usually bilateral, chronically recurring, acute inflammatory entity which affects otherwise healthy middle-aged men or women. Usually causing painless decrease in vision. Both eyes are commonly affected, although the second eye may not develop lesions for weeks to years after the first eye. The exact cause of serpiginous choroiditis is not known. ...Read more
Opinions vary: Retinal detachment is an urgent problem that needs treatment by a retina specialist. The prognosis for repair and vision depends on time of detachment, and other factors. Persons with retinal detachment (rd) in one eye have a much greater risk of developing a rd in the fellow eye compared to the risk of an average individual. So always pay attention to symptoms, and seek evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's rare and-: Vasculitic neuropathy is rare. It is an autoimmune illness. The immune system mistakenly attacks small blood vessels that nourish the nerves. This can cause pain, numbness and weakness. Often treatment includes medicine to prevent inflammation, such as prednisone, IVIG or other medications. It is not the same for everyone. It tends to be formally diagnosed by nerve biopsy. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is one type of refractive error. Myopia (or nearsightedness), hyperopa (or farsightedness), and astigmatism all can cause refractive error. Refractive error is what causes a patient to require glasses or contact lenses to see better. Astigmatism is typically when the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Glasses, contact, and LASIK can fix this problem. ...Read more
Many options: Is the burn from heat or chemicals , laser light uv light source or atmospheric irritants? Is the burn on the lids, the conjunctiva or the cornea? How long was the burn and what intensity? Any of these or a combination of these can cause anything from a minor redness to damage that might be vision threatening. ...Read more
Immune modulation: Not sure if you are asking what infections may be associated w/or co-issues w/cmv. CMV is a (hv) herpes virus (there's 16 of wh/14 infect humans i.E: hsv, vzv, mono (ebv), hhv6, hhv8). Once infect'd virus stay latent w/in. CMV is an immune modulator turning off response to itself and less so to other herpes viruses. Reactiv'n of one means immune system not holding that virus ; others in check. ...Read more
No: But i can answer any specific question you have about contact lenses. ...Read more
The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more
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