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Deep-set small eyes cause astigmatism & nearsightedness? How?

Deep-set small eyes cause astigmatism & nearsightedness? How?

Not really: Deep set eyes have really nothing to do with whether you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. The bony socket where your eye resides is genetically determined. Some peoples eyes sit deeply in the socket, while others protrude outward. Small eyeballs are farsighted. Large eyeballs are nearsighted. Astigmatism is a result of differences in the corneal curvature meridians. ...Read more

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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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Night glare with cataract lenses?

Night glare with cataract lenses?

Possibly: I assume you mean intraocular lens implants. If the lenses have not been properly inserted, are multifocal, or if there is a residual refractive error, this may occur, although it is fairly uncommon. Another cause could be opacification of the membrane behind the implant, which can be cleared with the use of a laser. ...Read more

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Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?

Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?

Incipient cataract : Early lens changes typically cause glare and star bursts .However, at age 30 corneal pathology can cause visual symptoms. Tears are a treatment for dry eye but not a cure. Superficial punctuate keratitis seen in dry eye is rarely eliminated by artificial tears alone. Anti glare glasses may reduce visual symptoms due to ocular pathology but minimally. ...Read more

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Dp patients with cataracts pupils react to light?

Dp patients with cataracts pupils react to light?

Yes: If the eye is normal behind the cataract, no matter how dense, the pupils will react to light. ...Read more

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Concerned about my mothers eye sight- cataracts & losing vision in eye during auras?

Concerned about my mothers eye sight- cataracts & losing vision in eye during auras?

See an eye doctor: Cataracts are clouding of the natural lens of the eye. They are a reversible cause of decreased vision and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist/cataract surgeon if they are interfering with vision. Auras describe a phenomenon of scintillating lights that begin on the side and move centrally. This is associated with migraines or just ocular migraines. See your dr. To rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Can there be any eyedrops for curing starbursts, glares and halos at night ?

No: These symptoms should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. They could be due to a need for glasses (or new glasses), a cataract or another problem with the visual system. ...Read more

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Can caffeinated tea or coffee increase eye pressure in glaucoma patients?

Can caffeinated tea or coffee increase eye pressure in glaucoma patients?

Unlikely: Factors that affect intraocular pressure are varied and multifactorial and not completely understood. Effect of caffiene probably negligible. ...Read more

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Can honey cause blindness to eyes?

Can honey cause blindness to eyes?

No: If eaten, it is tasty and has no effect on the eyes. If put into the eyes, it will make a big sticky mess and cause irritation. It has no known therapeutic effect on the eyes. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for vision impairment? Carrots?

Natural remedies for vision impairment? Carrots?

Not likely: Carrots might help with actual vitamin a deficiency - an extreme rarity in the usa. If your vision is impaired you need to have it evaluated and determine the remedy - eyeglasses, surgery, inherited problem, something needing medication? See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and a proper path of treatment. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glaucoma 1 eye, mild cataract, 20/20 vision with contacts. Glare in stores, sun & headlights. My dr not concerned. Why glare & what to do about it?

Glare from cataract: The glare is most likely due to the cataract. As light goes through the cloudy lens it get scattered causing the glare. ...Read more

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Can optometrists detect cataracts?

Can optometrists detect cataracts?

Sometimes: Some optometrists can recognize a cataract while others might not. If you are concerned that a cataract might be present, it is best to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Can apple pectin or other natural herbs reduce eye floaters in the eye?

Can apple pectin or other natural herbs reduce eye floaters in the eye?

No: Some people's floaters become less noticeable after an encounter with apple pectin, natural herbs, cookies-and-cream ice cream, watching Spiderman 3, or baking a pan of brownies. Of course, it's just a coincidence, so one must always be wary of anyone claiming he has some great cure to make floaters go away. ...Read more

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Can homeopathic medicine remove cataracts?

Can homeopathic medicine remove cataracts?

No: There is no proof or study of any treatment to reverse cataracts other than surgery. ...Read more

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