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What are the causes of blindness in one eye?

What are the causes of blindness in one eye?

Depends: All depend on the cause of your blindness.Some are trasient or temporary.Others are permanent.See an experienced ophthamolosist. ...Read more

Watery Eyes (Definition)

Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more


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What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

What are the common causes of sudden loss of vision in the lower half of one eye?

Optic neuropathy : This is a classic symptom of ischemic optic neuropathy although it usually occurs in the upper visual fields . Other possibilities include retinal detachments , arterial occlusions of the retina, infections, and autoimmune disease of the retinal vascular system. The list is extensive and this just names a few ...Read more

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What are the causes of the blurriness in glaucoma?

What are the causes of the blurriness in glaucoma?

Early on: It's contrast sensitivity loss ganglion cell death leads to info from the eye not getting sent to the brain. ...Read more

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Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Causes of episcleritis (redness in part of eye)?

Many things.: The disease is often from association with other diseases like wegener's granulomatosis or rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be from disorders of menstruation. For this reason, scleritis can occur in young women. It can also be the first symptom of connective tissue diseases like scleroderma. Episcleritis or inflammation of the episclera, is less serious and rarely becomes scleritis. ...Read more

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What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

Not to worry: This blood red color on the white part of the eye is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage which should turn yellow and dissolve over a week or two. ...Read more

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What are the causes of waves in front of eyes?

What are the causes of waves in front of eyes?

Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulating the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or othe associated symptoms. To be sure, ; because you are diabetic, see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blurriness in glaucoma?

What are the causes of blurriness in glaucoma?

Several factors: The major cause of blurred vision from glaucoma is related to damage to the optic nerve. The visual information it sends to the brain is not as crisp since some of the "wires" within the nerve are lost. It is similar to a television cable that has been paritally cut, causing the t.V. Image to be less sharp. ...Read more

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Are eye melanomas more common in the iris or the white part of the eye?

Are eye melanomas more common in the iris or the white part of the eye?

Neither: they are in the back of the eye in the retina. This is not an area that is easily seen. ...Read more

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What are the types of cataract in the eyes?

What are the types of cataract in the eyes?

Multiple: A cataract is a change in the transparency of the natural lens of the eye. A few appear at birth, some from chronic or inherited disease, some from trauma or chemotherapy and most later in life. They can diffusely affect transparency, others occur in a single layer and some cause changes in various layers. If you have one your ophthalmologist can tell you which type and advise treatment. ...Read more

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What number of cones are present in the fovea of human eye ?

What number of cones are present in the fovea of human eye ?

About 5 million: I'm impressed that you know about retinal cones. The average number is about 5 million but up 6 million have been reported. As you probably know cones are for day vision and rods for night vision. The cones are clustered in the fovea so at night you see better looking a little off center. ...Read more

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What is the distinct vision of the eye?

What is the distinct vision of the eye?

Vision: distinct vision is the clear and comfortable vision a normal eye has both near and distance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache in the same spot above an eye?

Headaches: Headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

What would cause  sudden  loss of vision in the right upper corner of the eye?

Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes follicle in the eyes?

What causes follicle in the eyes?

Many causes: There are many causes of follicles in the eyes. Follicles on the conjunctiva are an inflammatory response. They can be a normal finding or a response to irritants in the air, infections such as viral conjunctivitis, infections, medications, or systemic conditions. You should have your ophthalmologist examine your eyes to help determine the cause and if treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes trachoma in the eyes?

What causes trachoma in the eyes?

Trachoma: Trachoma is caused by a bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis, spread by contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of someone infected. If you suspect, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

Type I: Human sclera is about 50% collagen material which is mostly all collagen type !. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6519194 ...Read more

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What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

It varies: This is a difficult question because there are many things which can happen to the lens of the eye. Also it depends on if the question relates to birth defects or acquired issues in the lens of the eye. The eye is very complex and there is not enough space to write about all the lens problems that could exist; however, cataracts are the most common by far. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tingling in left eye?

What are the causes of tingling in left eye?

Dry Eyes/MGD Likely: Dry eyes ; mgd meibomian gland dysfunction most common cause for irritation, pain, tingling in eyes (if no twiching). There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) ; artificial tears ; move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the funcction of choriod in the eye?

What is the funcction of choriod in the eye?

Blood supply: The main function of the choroid is to supply blood to the eye. It also contains pigmented cells that absorb light. ...Read more

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What causes epiphora (angel eyes) and what can prevent this condition?

What causes epiphora (angel eyes) and what can prevent this condition?

Epiphora = tearing: two basic causes of tearing- 1.irritation like getting a lash in your eye or being around an onion 2.plugged up tear drain where tears don't flow into your nose from the eyes. If we find the cause, we can treat and possibly prevent it. An oculoplastic specialist is an ophthalmologist who is specially trained in this and can solve tearing issues. Angel eyes is used to treat dog tear staining. ...Read more

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Light sensitivity, watering eyes, what is the usual cause?

Light sensitivity: Usually the casue is dry eyes or allergies..It's best to d/w ophthalomolgist who can do a shirmer test to assess tear production as well as examine your eyes to assess for and allergies or infection. ...Read more

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Light sensitivity, watering eyes what is the cause? Not enough tears?

Light sensitivity, watering eyes what is the cause?  Not enough tears?

Dryness most likely: You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient or of poor quality (e.g. Breaks up quickly rather than maintaining a lubricated surface), then the eye is sensitive and responds to minor irritation like sun, wind, dust etc. By flooding down tears. ...Read more

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Watery eyes, coughing, pain behind eyes caused by itching and water. This only happens at my bf's house. How do I find out what it is?

Watery eyes, coughing, pain behind eyes caused by itching and water. This only happens at my bf's house. How do I find out what it is?

Allergic Eyes: You may have an allergy to something in your bf's house....Eg. Cats, dogs, dust, soap or many other things. Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops both eyes 2x day may be helpful for itching, however, a complete eye exam should be done by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

Many: Tearing and photophobia can be related to a corneal problem, infection, foreign body, lashes, contact overwear, allergy, irritation, congenital glaucoma, inflammation inside the eye such as iritis, some type of mass stimulating lacrimal gland, etc. ...Read more

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Do teary eyes cause you to lose eyelashes, or do the lashes come out due to eye-rubbing?

Do teary eyes cause you to lose eyelashes, or do the lashes come out due to eye-rubbing?

Usually rubbing: Rubbing your eyes or any type of trauma like that may cause your lashes to come out. Not from teary eyes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

Scratch or iritis: A sudden corneal scratch can cause this. If your eyes get very dry or you rub them, you might get a small scratch which hurts, makes your eyes water and become sensitive to sunlight. Alternative, you may have an iritis (swelling inside the eye). If it stays for a several hours, get checked. ...Read more

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What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

What illness causes cloudy, watery eyes?

Dry Eye Syndrome: is common but doesn't produce cloudy tears. Infection can produce sticky, cloudy tears. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a headache to cause watery eyes?

Commonly: Headaches tend to stimulate the nervous system elsewhere in the body and that can include the nerves to the tear secretion mechansim. Thus excess tearing can occur and that causes watery eyes. ...Read more

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What causes teary eyes in children (2 years old)?

What causes teary eyes in children (2 years old)?

Tear tube disfunctio: If is is persistent see you FP. Some times the lacrimal duct that drains tears away gets blocked. Thus tears overflows. Also exclude allergies and irritants ...Read more

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Did headache cause watering eyes that won't stop?

Sinus headache-yes: Sinus congestion and subsequently nasal congestion may have blocked your tear drainage canals. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to wake up with red watery eyes that burned ?

What could have caused me to wake up with red watery eyes that burned ?

Burning eyes: Early infection like conjunctivitis or foreign body in the eye .like an eyelash. If it persists or gets worse see your Ophthalmologist. ...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 alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Can alcohol consumption cause itchy watery eyes?

Yes: Itchy and watery eyes are signs of ocular allergies that can be relieved by using antihistamine eye drops and avoiding the triggering sources that cause them. Alcohol consumption is not a common cause for this, but some people are more genetically predisposed to such reactions that cause flushing, nasal congestion, runny nose ; eyes, and even itching of mucosal surfaces, such as eyes and nose. ...Read more

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What causes watery eyes? My eyes have been very watery off & on for a few weeks. They also are very sore. Is this allergies or something else?

What causes watery eyes? My eyes have been very watery off & on for a few weeks. They also are very sore. Is this allergies or something else?

Varied causes: Commonly watery eyes are due to reflex tearing stimulated by dry eyes. This represents a protective mechanism. Furthermore, other causes can include: allergy, blocked or partially blocked tear drainage system, wind, dust, medications, hormonal changes, occupational sources (computers) etc. trial artificial tears to soothe eyes. See Eye MD for evaluation to disclose definitive cause. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a small spot on right side of brain. Rest of brain looked normal. No real explanation. Now watery eyes especially right.

What can be the cause of a small spot on right side of brain. Rest of brain looked normal. No real explanation. Now watery eyes especially right.

Too vague.: I suppose you had some study of your brain? Maybe a CT or MRI? A spot could represent just about anything from normal to brain tumor. Really need to know more about the spot, size, shape, consistency, structure, etc. The radiologist and therefore your ordering doc should have a good idea what this represents. ...Read more

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What causes watery eyes and continuous eye discharge in toddler?

What causes watery eyes and continuous eye discharge in toddler?

Allergic conjunctivi: Consider using a ophthalmic over the counter for 24 hours, if symptoms gi don’t improve or Dushanbe increase go to eye Dr ...Read more

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Just found black mold in room. Son gets sick every 2 weeks and bf has itchy watery eyes and bad cough. Is all this caused by the mold?

Just found black mold in room. Son gets sick every 2 weeks and bf has itchy watery eyes and bad cough. Is all this caused by the mold?

Hard to say: Take him somewhere else for a few days to see if his symptoms persist. If they stop, then he is reacting to something in the room. Talk to his pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Watering Eyes (Definition)

Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently ...Read more


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Teary Eyes (Definition)

Teary eyes = excessive or constant tearing ...Read more