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Doctor insights on: Cataracts And Tanning

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Can less sunlight brighten eyes?

Can less sunlight brighten eyes?

Not really: You should take care to protect your eyes from uv rays, however. It will protect agains macular degeneration, and possibly against cataracts. There are some conditions of the eye caused by excess sunlight and wind, like pingueculae or pterygia. But once they are present, avoiding sunlight won't help. ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely : Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Inflammatory: Many causes for this, from autoimmune to inflammatory to malignancy. Would recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for this. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Can tanning beds cause blurred vision?

Can tanning beds cause blurred vision?

Yes: The ultraviolet rays emitted from tanning beds can "burn" the cornea and cause blurred vision and pain. That is why you should always wear eye protection when tanning. ...Read more

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Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

No: The risk of staring at the sun is with the open eyes as the light could be focused on the retina and damage the light receptors. It is annoying to have the sun shining for a lengthy period on the eyes, and that is why those sun shields which look like two cups held together with a connecting rod are so popular on the beach. ...Read more

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Are cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?

Are cataracts and eye squints genetically inherited?

Sometimes: Genetically inherited conditions are seen in children and may include cataract formation and "squints." squints are reactions to poor focus or cloudiness and thus, if the underlying cause are cataracts or strabismus there may indeed be a genetic component. Cataracts and squints in children must be addressed quickly to reduce the possibility of amblyopia or "lazy eye.". ...Read more

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Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Does taking lumigan eye drops cause dark circles under eyes?

Lumigan: No, Lumigan can actually make dark circles under eyes worse. Lumigan can cause pigmentation of the skin and atrophy of the fat around the eye (which can make dark circles more prominent). ...Read more

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Do blue eyes get cataracts more than brown eyes?

Do blue eyes get cataracts more than brown eyes?

No: There are many factors that go into developing cataracts, mainly family history and environmental factors like uv light and certain medications. ...Read more

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Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read more

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Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

In general, no.: Although the puffiness can result in blurry vision initially. Several infections can however cause scarring and vision issues these include herpes simplex kertaoconjunctivitis as well as trachoma, a chronic chlamydial infection of the conjunctiva. ...Read more

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Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Daily eye drops for whiter eyes?

Tear replacement: Most eye reddnening is from eye dryness which can be treated with over the counter lubricating or tear replacement drops. The drops that say 'gets the red out' are drying so avoid these unless you need an acute whitening for something like a picture. If you think your redness is chronic, see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Does indoor tanning cause cataracts?

Any U-V light can: Tanning involves exposure to u-v (ultraviolet) light. This wavelength of light has been connected with increased growth of cataracts, and with progression of macular degeneration. If you are tanning, you should always wear the protective eyewear that they provide, and when you are out in the sun, you should wear hats and/or sunglasses to shield your eyes. ...Read more

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How we save our eye pupil in sun shine. ?

How we save our eye pupil in sun shine.
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Multiple: Dont look directly at the sun, wear sunglasses, a hat and stay in the shade. ...Read more

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What is sun burned eyes?

What is sun burned eyes?

2 different meaning: 1. Your eyes were closed you were sunbathing and your eyelids have sunburn. No permanent effect on vision. 2. Affecting vision: a. Staying in bright sun in the sand or snow for a long time, temporary sun burnt eyes, it will almost always recover. B. Looking directly with or without protection at the sun: may get a retinal burn and have permanent decrease in vision. ...Read more

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Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Wearing cooling glasses prevent eyes from computer radiations?

Unclear request: I am not sure the panel knows what "cooling glasses" are..I sure don't. Most glare ; visual fatigue from computers can be helped by anti-reflective coating, uv-400 blocker ; in some cases, polarized lenses. ...Read more

Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more