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Causes Of Epiphora In The Single Eye
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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