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Can chickenpox cause eye blindness . My brother has chickenpox in the eye . What should we do?

Can chickenpox cause eye blindness . My brother has chickenpox in the eye . What should we do?

Chicken pox: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus can be a complication of chickenpox. Depending on his symptoms- he may need treatment with an antiviral medication or a steroid. This article can help to determine when medical care is indicated: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/herpes-viruses-eyes ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more


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What should I do for chicken pox on the eye lid for my 8 year old son?

What should I do for chicken pox on the eye lid for my 8 year old son?

Hot compresses: Chicken pox can affect the eye lid but there is no statistically significant relationship between eyelid rash and ocular involvement. However pts with chicken pox can get conjunctivitis, uveitis, cornea infections from the virus; if pain develops or decreased vision, see an eyemd. Otherwise hot compresses/soaks will help. ...Read more

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Hi my 18 week old baby has got chicken pox and has one right in the corner of her mouth & two on her eye lid is this ok/normal or do I need to go to?

Hi my 18 week old baby has got chicken pox and has one right in the corner of her mouth & two on her eye lid is this ok/normal or do I need to go to?

See a pediatrician!: It could be chicken pox or a type of herpes virus. Either way, please see your pediatrician immediately! they will likely refer you to a local pediatric ophthalmologist if necessary. ...Read more

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A stie on the eye?

A stie on the eye?

Infection in the lid: A stye is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. The treatment is usually warm moist compresses and antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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What causes pain behinde the eye ?

What causes pain behinde the eye ?

Migraine or sinus : Pain behind the eye not associated with vision loss is usually due to migraine headache or sinusitis. However, pain behind the eye with significant vision loss in the same eye needs to be evaluated as optic neuritis can present this way. ...Read more

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How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet which is rich in antioxidants, taking a daily multivitamin with lutein and omega-3 fatty acid supplements are helpful in maintaining healthy eyes. Avoiding tobacco products is also important. ...Read more

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How does the eye normally see colors?

How does the eye normally see colors?

Eye color perception: Color perception is due to the presence of the cones in the retina of the eye sensitive to various wavelengths of light and registered as color in our brain perception of vision. The normal individual perceives a palette of colors although color deficient individuals will lose some of this and have a limited perspective. ...Read more

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My sister says she can't take off her contacts. Could it really stick to the eye that u can't take it off?

It can: People who either have dry eyes or are wearing tight contact lenses can sometimes have difficulty removing them. Often, placing several contact lens wetting drops will allow the lens to be more easily removed. If the contacts constantly stick, see an eye doctor about getting re-fitted. ...Read more

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How does the eye work?

How does the eye work?

Like a camera: It would take too much spce to go piece by piece but it's workings are very similar to that of a camera. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your eye health?

How does your diet affect your eye health?

Diet is important: There has been much research done that shows your diet is directly related to your eye health. High fat diets have been linked to age-related macular degeneration (amd). Smoking is also a risk factor for amd. Certain nutrients have been shown to be helpful in patients with amd. You should consult with a retina specialist to determine if you should be taking certain eye vitamins. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more